It has become clear in recent years that, even when prescribed by a doctor, opioids can have serious negative impacts on a user’s health and well-being. Some side effects of opioid use include dependency, addiction, overdose, drowsiness, mental fog, nausea and constipation.
Individuals who have suffered addiction, dependence or other negative effects after being prescribed opioids may have legal recourse. Families of those who have been lost due to an opioid overdose may also be able to seek justice for their loss. For those who qualify, compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, drug rehabilitation, funeral expenses and more.
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. Speak to an attorney at the Law Office of Evan K. Thalenberg today to learn more.