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
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.
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