Painkillers and other forms of pain management are an important component of many patients’ recoveries. They enable patients to keep their pain at bay long enough for their bodies to rebuild themselves. Unfortunately, many painkillers can be addictive, leading to an unhealthy dependence on the medication. As tolerance levels increase, the drug becomes less effective in smaller doses. And as the dosage increases, the risk of overdose increases as well, which can lead to serious health complications and even death.
Hydrocodone is one of the most often prescribed painkillers on the market. Many Hydrocodone combinations contain paracetamol, which can cause liver damage or failure in high dosages. Because of the significant risks associated with overdose, the FDA reclassified the drug in 2013 to make it harder for doctors and other medical professionals to prescribe it.
If you or someone you love suffered an overdose after being prescribed Hydrocodone, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer. Give our experienced drug injury lawyers a call today for a free evaluation of your claim. We’ll investigate your case and help defend your right to compensation by holding the manufacturer accountable.