Opioid Lawsuit Attorneys in Toledo
More Than 100 Years of Legal Experience Representing Personal Injury Cases
Williams DeClark Tushman Co., L.P.A. has guided hundreds of clients to successful legal solutions. Physicians and drug manufacturers have a responsibility to provide safe and effective medication to patients. However, the use of opioid painkillers has led to severe side effects and even addiction for many users. Our firm is now helping those who have suffered from opioid prescriptions fight for compensation. We can investigate your situation and represent you in court against those responsible. Call our compassionate Toledo dangerous drug lawyers today at (419) 318-0772 to learn how we can help.
What You Need to Know About Opioids
Opioid drugs are narcotic painkillers used to treat chronic pain. Patients suffering from cancer, post-operative pain, and other forms of chronic pain have benefited from opioid prescriptions. However, the molecular construction of opioid drugs is almost identical to that of heroin. This means opioids are very addictive, and can lead to serious harm if taken in the wrong dosage for prolonged periods of time.
Common types of opioid drugs include:
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
Prolonged use of opioids may lead to decreased respiration, drowsiness, lethargy, nausea, brain damage, and liver damage. Furthermore, opioids have led to dependence and addiction. Patients have also suffered more severe side effects from an overdose, including coma, pinpoint pupils, restricted breathing, vomiting, cardiac arrest, delirium, and unconsciousness.
It is important for doctors to prescribe a safe and effective dosage for each patient. It is also important to monitor each patient’s response to the drug on a regular basis. If you have suffered a dangerous condition because of an opioid prescription, or a loved one has died from an overdose, our Toledo medical malpractice lawyers can aggressively pursue justice for your case.
Opioid lawsuits may be filed against:
- Drug retailers
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Drug manufacturers
- Drug wholesalers
If your doctor negligently prescribed an unsafe dosage or failed to monitor your condition while taking the opioid drugs, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. On the other hand, you may be able to file a claim against the pharmaceutical or manufacturing companies responsible for the drug. We believe that individuals and corporations should be held responsible for negligent or reckless actions that cause physical harm to others. Whatever your situation, our firm has a thorough knowledge of the legal system and can guide you through the process.
Passionate Representation for Opioid Lawsuits
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids caused more than 33,000 deaths in 2015 alone. Furthermore, Ohio has a high number of overdose incidents each year. If the pharmaceutical company failed to provide adequate warnings about the product, you may be able to file a lawsuit for negligence and other charges.
Depending on the situation, opioid manufacturing companies may be held liable for:
- Failing to provide adequate warnings about the drug
- Misrepresenting the risks of using the drug
- Employing fake third parties to endorse the drug
- Failing to report suspicious orders of the drug
Federal law requires pharmaceutical companies to disclose information regarding side effects and known health risks that could occur from their product. Should the company negligently fail to provide such warnings or instructions, and you suffer injuries as a result, you can pursue a financial settlement. Depending on your situation, you may be able to get punitive damages, as well as compensatory damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Seek a Favorable Outcome with the Help of Our Attorneys
At Williams DeClark Tushman, L.P.A., we believe in holding drug manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies responsible for negligence. Our Toledo personal injury lawyers care about each client, and will treat you with dignity and respect throughout the process. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or side effect from an opioid drug, we can investigate your situation and fight for justice against those responsible.
Contact our firm today for a free initial case evaluation.