The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to plaintiffs seeking to pursue a Methadone lawsuit. In order to secure a maximum Methadone settlement, it is crucial to have a competent and experienced Methadone lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles. Contact a Methadone attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to recovering damages.
Methadone has traditionally been used to mitigate the effects of heroin withdrawal and act as a sort of ersatz heroin; however, recently more and more doctors have began to prescribe it to cancer patients and others with chronic pain as a cheap substitute for OxyContin or morphine.
While methadone is a powerful painkiller, and works admirably in that capacity, the list of adverse effects is very long. The most serious Methadone side effects can be fatal and they include:
- Weight Gain
- Cardiac Arrthmia
- Memory Loss
- Constricted Pupils
- Difficulty Urinating
- Serious Withdrawal
- Suicidal Ideation
Obviously, the most serious side effect of methadone (as it is with any other drug) is the possibility of overdose and death. The overdose often happens because of respiratory and cardiac reactions.
In 2006 the FDA issued a warning to the public and to medical professionals about the potential respiratory and cardiac damage. Additionally, a Black Box Warning was issued, and usual adult dosages are no longer recommended.
The risk of overdose and other side-effects is very high with methadone. If you believe that you or one of your loved ones has been seriously injured as a result of methadone, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation. We believe you are always entitled to just recompense for your injuries.