Percocet® is an opioid pain medication that can is dangerous at high doses. Taking too much Percocet can cause a life-threatening accidental overdose or death.
Need a Texas Percocet 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 Percocet, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Jury Awards $100,000 for Percocet Overdose Lawsuit
In February 2018, the daughter of a woman died of an accidental overdose of Percocet was awarded $100,000 after she filed a lawsuit against her mother’s physician, Dr. Highfill. He prescribed her over 7,000 Percocet pills after she broke her ankle.
What is Percocet?
Percocet® is a painkilling medication that contains oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone is an opiate medication for moderate or severe pain. Acetaminophen is a mild painkiller and fever-reducing medication.
Percocet is habit-forming and highly addictive, especially when people take higher and higher doses for more than a few weeks. The body will eventually become dependent on Percocet, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms unless the person takes a higher dose. Unfortunately, high doses of Percocet can cause a deadly overdose.
Symptoms of a Percocet Overdose
- Slow or stopped breathing
- Difficulty breathing
- Excessive sleepiness
- Limp or weak muscles
- Narrowing or widening of the pupils (dark circle in eye)
- Cold, clammy skin
- Loss of consciousness
Patients and family members of people who were prescribed Percocet and accidentally overdosed may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Our lawyers may be able to help you recover money for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills, addiction rehab, wrongful death, and more.
Percocet Class Action Lawsuits & MDL
Pharmaceutical companies are already facing hundreds of lawsuits for their role in the opioid crisis in the United States. These drug-makers are accused of aggressively selling dangerous narcotics, downplaying risks, and ignoring suspiciously big orders to doctors and pharmacies.
Because so many opioid lawsuits have been filed, many of the lawsuits have been centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in one federal court in Ohio, overseen by Judge Dan A. Polster. This is very similar to a class action, but the lawsuits remain independent.
Need a Percocet Lawyer in Texas?
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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Percocet lawyers for a free lawsuit review.