Methadone Lawsuits: Opioids Linked to Overdoses - The Lyon Firm

Methadone Lawsuits: Opioids Linked to Overdoses

Methadone Lawsuits highlight the common Dangers of Methadone abuse and overdose injury. Contact a product liability attorney. 

Methadone is an opioid narcotic prescribed for pain management and is commonly provided through opioid treatment programs to treat opioid addiction disorders. Serious risks are associated with the use of the drug. Methadone may remain in a person’s system long after the pain-relieving benefits have been exhausted, and it can cause shallow breathing and dangerous changes in heartbeat that might not be perceived by the patient.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Public Health Advisory to alert health care professionals of reports of death and life-threatening adverse events, such as respiratory depression and cardiac arrhythmias, in patients receiving methadone. Drug management policies suggest that reducing the use of opioids such as methadone will help reduce opioid-related mortality rates.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio product liability lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in methadone lawsuits and a wide variety of civil litigation claims against pharmaceutical companies.  

Brand Names Targeted in Methadone Lawsuits

  • Dolophine
  • Symoron
  • Amidone
  • Methadose
  • Physeptone
  • Heptadon

Serious Side Effects & Methadone Lawsuits

Methadone accounted for approximately one percent of all opioids prescribed for pain but accounted for approximately 23 percent of all prescription opioid deaths in 2014. Drug overdose is a leading cause of injury death in the United States with over 47,000 fatal drug overdoses reported in 2014. Side effects may include:

  • Addiction
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in skin color
  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Hives or skin rash
  • Increased sweating
  • Irregular breathing
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to Methadone use, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding methadone lawsuits.

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