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Doctor Sued For Patients Overdose

Doctor Sued For Patients Overdose

A family doctor in Reno has been sued by a Nevada couple claiming he overprescribed narcotics to their son, who died of an overdose. The couple accused the doctor of routinely engaging in the practice of writing prescriptions for controlled substances without accurately conducting physical examinations of patients, nor did he access complete medical histories. The parents of the deceased have brought a wrongful death claim against the doctor, filed in Washoe County. The couple has filed the suit after their 33-year-old son was prescribed narcotic drugs even though he was a vulnerable person under Nevada law. As a former University of Nevada-Reno football player, he had a history of addiction. The deceased took oxycodone for a football injury he suffered to his back. During this period in his life, he became addicted and then successfully completed a rehab program. He began seeing the accused doctor for pain management and received prescriptions for highly addictive prescription drugs. The doctor is also facing several charges such as the distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, you need the expertise of a highly skilled and experienced medical malpractice attorney at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC. With over 100 years of combined legal experience representing victims, our medical malpractice attorneys have an outstanding track record of verdicts and settlements. As one of the very best medical malpractice law firms in St. Louis, Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, has successfully recover over $350 million for numerous types of personal injury claims. If you believe that the actions of a healthcare provider are negligent and have caused you or a loved one harm, we can help. For more information about how medical malpractice claims work, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today.


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