Fentanyl and Methadone Medical Malpractice
After an injury or surgery, you and your family most likely feel a combination of things: fearful and cautious, yet hopeful and relieved that you are recovering.
Recovery can take time, and it is often extremely painful. Doctors, nurses, and other medical specialists can provide comfort by prescribing short-term pain relievers to help make the recovery easier.
Recently, medical professionals have been prescribing Fentanyl and Methadone, narcotic drugs, to lessen some of the pain after an injury or surgery. However, the narcotic pain medicine has caused severe complications for many patients and families around the country.
Fentanyl and Methadone are long-lasting drugs but are being given to patients that will only be in short-term pain. The negligent prescriptions have caused many patient deaths and brain injuries.
Some common prescription errors are:
- Prescribing Fentanyl and Methadone for a short-term injury
- Prescribing Fentanyl and Methadone before any other narcotics are prescribed
- Prescribing too much of these drugs, or increasing the dosage too quickly
- Combining it with other suppressants
Medical malpractice can be devastating, especially if it ends in death or brain trauma for a loved one. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Fentanyl or Methadone, you should take precaution and contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Our medical malpractice attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm have over a decade of experience handling medical malpractices cases. We can lessen the burden on your shoulders by guiding you through the legal process and advising you on the best legal options.
The Stroud Law Firm understands how hard this must be for you and want to help you receive the compensation and benefits that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice from the prescribing of Fentanyl and Methadone, contact The Stroud Law Firm in Southaven, Mississippi, today.