Hydromorphone Overdose Lawyers

Hydromorphone is a potent opioid pain medication commonly marketed under the brand names Palladone® and Dilaudid®. It is often prescribed to patients to treat chronic pain or painful dry coughing. A patient’s tolerance to the drug over time can lead to increased dosages—so even when taken as directed, patients may experience an overdose leading to serious injury or even death.

If you’ve lost a loved one who overdosed while taking hydromorphone as directed, Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough is here to help. Our lawyers understand the emotional damage and financial burden that hydromorphone overdoses can cause, and we want to protect your rights. So don’t wait, contact our legal staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week—just call (800) 210-8503 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Deadly Overdose Risk

According to an April 2012 The New York Times article, prescriptions for the strongest opioid painkillers, such as hydromorphone, have increased 400 percent over the last decade. Over-prescription of hydrocodone may increase the risk of adverse health effects, including overdose.

Symptoms of a hydromorphone overdose may include:

  • bluish-colored fingernails and lips,
  • breathing problems,
  • cold, clammy skin,
  • coma,
  • confusion,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • fatigue,
  • lightheadedness,
  • loss of consciousness,
  • low blood pressure,
  • muscle twitches,
  • pinpoint pupils,
  • stomach and intestinal spasms,
  • weakness,
  • weak pulse,
  • and death.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

You have legal rights if you’ve lost a loved one who used hydromorphone as directed. And at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we can protect them. Our hydromorphone overdose lawyers are committed to reforming the pharmaceutical industry through litigation, and we’re here to help. That’s why you never pay out of pocket costs unless we get money for you. So don’t wait any longer, give us a call today.

Dilaudid® is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratiories and is used here only to identify the product in question.

Palladone® is a registered trademark of Purdue Pharma L.P. and is used here only to identify the product in question.

This law firm is not associated with Purdue Pharma L.P, Abbott Laboratories, and The New York Times.