Common Health Hazards of (OxyContin) Oxycodone Dependency
OxyContin is a commonly prescribed opioid pain killer, used for acute or chronic pain conditions. The drug has shown great effectiveness, though remains a common target in lawsuits for the dangers it presents as a highly-addictive narcotic. Overprescribing leads to addiction and dependency issues, and dependency potentially leads to overdose and injury.
As sales of opioid drugs like Oxycodone have increased in recent years, so have the addiction levels, Oxycodone dependency and overdose fatalities in the United States. In 2014, almost 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription opioids. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids. Every day, over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids like OxyContin.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Catastrophic injury lawyer and Ohio product liability attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of oxycodone dependency claims against pharmaceutical companies.
• Percocet—Oxycodone and Acetaminophen
• Abdominal pain
• Loss of appetite
• Drowsiness and fatigue
• Muscle weakness
• Respiratory depression
• Respiratory arrest
• Circulatory depression
• Hypotension (low blood pressure)
• Change in consciousness
• Chest pain
• Constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils
• Decreased awareness or responsiveness
• Very slow or irregular heartbeat
• Pale and cold clammy skin
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Catastrophic Injury lawyer and Ohio product liability attorney investigating painkiller overdoses and overprescription cases. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to Oxycodone dependency (OxyContin) use, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.