Oxycodone Overdoses From Prescribed Use

by Staff Blogger | May 31st, 2016

Painkillers are prescribed for a number of conditions and are intended to alleviate pain on a short-term basis. Oxycodone is one of the most widely prescribed types of painkillers due to its time-released formulation and quick initial impact. Although the abuse of painkillers can lead to medical complications, many patients have experienced lethal overdoses even when using the medication as prescribed.

Oxycodone is an opioid painkiller. When used for prolonged periods of time, the body naturally develops a tolerance for the drug, leading doctors to prescribe increased dosages that put patients at risk. Symptoms of an opioid overdose include breathing problems, extreme sleepiness, and small pupils. If you experience any of these symptoms after taking Oxycodone, seek medical attention immediately.

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we understand that no amount of money can compensate you for the loss of a loved one, especially when their death could have been avoided. However, seeking justice for your loved one who overdosed on Oxycodone from no fault of their own could help prevent someone else from suffering the same fate. If you lost a loved one who took Oxycodone as prescribed, call our drug injury attorneys today for a free consultation. Your loved one deserves justice, and we’ll fight to get it for them.