Patient Dies As Result Of Pain Medication Overdose

$1,200,000

Litigation Type - Medication Errors

Client Injury - Death

Despite the absence of any confirmed diagnosis, a physician prescribed extraordinary amounts of pain medications and tranquilizers for a patient over a period of many months. The patient died from respiratory arrest from overdose of pain medication while an inpatient in the hospital. Nursing staff was concerned that patient had brought medications into hospital but did little to verify their suspicions or to monitor the patient.


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