Demerol® is a highly-addictive opioid painkiller that can cause death and other serious side effects when patients accidentally overdose.
Need a Texas Demerol Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one had an accidental overdose of Demerol painkillers, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
What is Demerol?
Demerol® (meperidine) is a prescription medication that is used to relieve severe pain. Like morphine, Demerol belongs to a group of painkillers called opioid narcotic analgesics.
How Does Demerol Work?
Demerol was once a popular painkiller that was often prescribed to patients to manage pain during surgery and afterward. The problem is that Demerol is a short-acting drug, so it is far less frequently prescribed than long-acting opioids such as OxyContin®.
What is the Problem?
Demerol is a short-acting opioid and it produces a euphoric “high” when patients take more than the recommended dose. This is a problem for people who accidentally overdose on Demerol or intentionally abuse it because they are addicted. Like all opioids, Demerol is highly-addictive and extremely dangerous when abused.
Symptoms of a Demerol Overdose
- Slow or stopped breathing
- Difficulty breathing
- Excessive sleepiness
- Limp or weak muscles
- Narrowing or widening of the pupils (black spots in the eye)
- Cold, clammy skin
- Loss of consciousness
If you or a loved one was prescribed Demerol and suffered an accidental overdose, hospitalization, addiction, severe side effects, or death, our lawyers may be able to help you join a class action lawsuit or file an individual lawsuit.
Demerol Class Action Lawsuits & MDL
In recent years, hundreds of victims of the opioid crisis have filed lawsuits and class actions. The lawsuits accuse pharmaceutical companies of downplaying the risks of painkillers such as Demerol.
The federal lawsuits have been centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in Ohio under U.S. District Judge Dan A. Polster. The opioid MDL is similar to a class action lawsuit, but each case is individual.
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