Opioids are powerful medications prescribed to treat pain caused by injuries, surgeries, and even cancer treatments. While these drugs can be highly effective in treating pain, they can also be highly addictive. When doctors and medical providers overprescribe opioids or fail to closely monitor patients who take them, the effects can be harmful or even deadly—and they may even be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The startling truth is that many opioid-related deaths aren’t the result of illegal drug use—they involve prescriptions written by doctors. Because of this, doctors should take caution when prescribing opioid-based medications, never overprescribe these drugs when they are deemed necessary, and keep a close eye on patients who must take them. Unfortunately, not all doctors are so careful, and they can be held liable for overdoses that result from their negligence.

We Represent Victims of Medical Malpractice

We trust our doctors to provide the highest standard of care, but when their negligence—including medication errors or overprescription—leads to harm, the attorneys at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm want to help. If you or a loved one were the victim of medical malpractice in Nevada, contact us today, and let us put our experience to work for you.