What to Do if a Doctor's Prescription Leads to Overdose

What to Do if a Doctor's Prescription Leads to Overdose

Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 17-Sep-2018

Consequences of Overprescribing Medications

Anyone who has tuned in to the conversation surrounding the opioid epidemic has heard pundits, politicians, and left-behind loved ones blame doctors for facilitating opioid prescription addictions that overwhelmingly lead to overdose and tragic loss of life. In addition to prescribing too much of a dangerous or highly addictive medication, doctors can also prescribe or administer a dosing amount that is much too high for a particular person. This can lead to overdose, damage to internal organs, and other severe personal suffering for those affected and their loved ones.

Your doctor has a responsibility to preserve your health, not put a dent in it. As such, they are responsible for assessing how much of a given medication you ought to be taking and ensure they do not instruct you to take too much for someone of your health, size, age, weight, etc. When they fail to do so and either prescribe or administer a dose of medication that is much too high, patients can overdose and die or experience painful health consequences.

If this happens to you or someone you love, connect with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.

We Fight for You & Your Loved Ones

When you call Golomb & Honik, P.C. for help, you can count on us to serve you and your loved ones with compassion and attention. We have served thousands of parents and families seeking justice on behalf of loved ones who have overdosed on prescription medications as a direct result of an unsafe recommended dosing amount. If your doctor behaved irresponsibly by failing to make sure the recommended dosage was appropriate for you or your loved one and you suffered genuine injury as a result, we may be able to help you take legal action and recover the compensation you deserve.

Send us a message or call (215) 278-4449 to schedule your complimentary consultation with a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney today.

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