Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney and Hospital Negligence Lawyer reviewing Fentanyl malpractice injury claims for plaintiffs nationwide
Opioids are not only something used illicitly on the streets, but is a growing problem in America’s hospitals, where cases of prescription malpractice and overdose are emerging. Thousands of American patients suffer from opioid addiction and many succumb to death when taking very strong drugs like Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Morphine.
An Ohio hospital has been one of several across the nation battling accusations that physicians and nurses misused fentanyl, which resulted in the death of dozens of patients. Attorneys say fentanyl was used in at least seven of the cases, but is not the only painkiller drug used excessively in the cases.
Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio is being investigated for the death of at least 34 patients when an intensive-care doctor ordered excessive doses of painkillers. The hospital has placed six pharmacists and 14 nurses on administrative leave while Mount Carmel reviews the roles they played in dispensing and administering the dangerous drugs. The doctor in question has now been charged with 25 overdose deaths.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Prescription Malpractice Lawyer and Hospital Negligence Attorney investigating the root cause of wrongful deaths and fentanyl malpractice cases nationwide.
If your loved one died prematurely at Mount Carmel West Hospital, contact the Lyon Firm for a free consultation.
Hospitals have a duty to institute safeguards for patients receiving any kind of medication, and physician and pharmacists within a hospital are responsible for issuing a safe amount of painkillers in near-death circumstances. Patients were placed at risk, and medical malpractice lawsuits are likely to recover compensation for the families of victims, and criminal cases may emerge for one or more Mount Carmel staff.
Mount Carmel West hospital said it implemented “ZeroHarm” and “High-Reliability” training policies over a year ago to eliminate preventable medical errors. Unfortunately some staff members failed to recognize the dangers of fentanyl malpractice and the result is dozens of wrongful deaths. Wrongful death lawsuits are accusing the medical staff of ordering “grossly inappropriate” amounts of painkillers.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or wrongful death due to Fentanyl malpractice, and have questions about the legal remedies available, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding fentanyl malpractice.