Opioid Injury Lawsuits
If you or a loved one was a victim of opioids that resulted in a severe injury, addiction or death we urge you to contact our office by calling 1-800-778-1181 or by filling out the form below.
What are Opioid Injuries?
Although opioid painkillers such as oxycodone (such as Oxycontin), hydrocodone (such as Vicodin), methodone, codeine and morphine are marketed to alleviate pain and suffering from severe pain, they pose serious addiction and health risks to users including devastating addiction. Opioids are a type of pain relief medication that acts on opioid receptors in the brain to mimic morphine-like effects. While opioids may minimize pain, they are also highly addictive and have been linked to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening outcomes. Doctors are required to know this and take care when prescribing opioids to their patients. However, many doctors either negligently or knowingly over-prescribed painkillers, leading to addiction or death in many of their patients. With addiction, can come a multitude of issues that affect someone’s life.
Specific Issues Associated with Opioids :
- Heart complications
- Respiratory depression
- Lost employment/wages
- Lost business opportunities
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Criminal behavior
- Subsequent addiction to street drugs such as heroin
- Death related to overdose and cardiac arrest
Get The Representation You Deserve
It is the duty of medical professionals to protect the health and well-being of their patients by prescribing medications that are safe, effective and necessary. If you or a loved one has been affected by opioid over-prescription, we urge you to contact our experienced attorneys by calling our office at 1-800-778-1181 or by filling out the form below.
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The attorneys at The Law Office of Evan K. Thalenberg have spent years perfecting their complex litigation processes and apply their dependable, proven and results-driven strategies to a variety of practice areas. As a team of dedicated attorneys with a history of providing a voice for communities across Maryland, we aim to extend our passion to help seek justice for victims in any and every way we can.