Opioid and Benzodiazepine Overdose Legal Services
Losing someone dear to an opioid or benzodiazepine overuse is heart-breaking. If you are looking for professional legal advice to know how to expose those responsible for the loved one’s death, you are in the right place. As the leading prescription drug overdose attorneys, we understand what you are going through and what we must do to bring the guilty to justice.
What are opioids and benzodiazepines?
Opioids and benzodiazepine are two of the dangerous drugs that can lead to death when overused.
Vicodin, morphine, and codeine are some of the common opioids that are prescribed for pain relief and are similar to heroin. These act on the nerve cell receptors of pain and block the pain signals. Because they produce euphoria much like heroin, they can be abused or misused often. In fact, some doctors refer to opioids as “heroin lite”.
One out of five patients is prescribed opioids in the U.S. Since 1999, the overdose of opioids have been resulting in fatalities. Morphine and oxycodone were responsible for 29% of deaths due to drug overdoses in 2010. About 70% of prescription drug overdose-related deaths were caused by opioids, according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention study. With the opioid epidemic taking over, the sales of these addictive drugs quadrupled between 1999 and 2014. This means it is more important than ever for experienced opioid overdose lawyers to help those who have been wronged by these drugs.
Benzodiazepines or “benzos” are used to treat anxiety, epilepsy, and sleeping problems. Commonly available as Valium, Xanax, Ativan or Klonopin, these drugs are used as tranquilizers or sedatives.
Toxic effects of opioids and benzos
Opioids act on the nerve cells in the brain that also regulate breathing. Chronic overuse can result in respiratory depression or lack of breathing, ultimately leading to death. Seizures, spasms, and loss of consciousness are other typical negative side effects of these dangerous drugs.
According to CDC, benzodiazepines were responsible for 30% of deaths related to prescription drug overdose in 2013.
The overdose of benzos leads to symptoms of slurred speech, loss of balance, hallucinations, and aggression within four hours of ingestion. Blurred vision, weakness, drowsiness, difficulty breathing, and coma are other severe symptoms of toxicity. Our experienced benzodiazepines overdose attorneys in Miami can help you or your loved one receive compensation.
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If you have lost a loved one due to prescription opioid or benzodiazepine overuse, you need to take immediate action against those who were responsible for the unfortunate incident.
At Goldberg & Rosen, we have a team of attorneys who have extensive experience in handling drug overdose lawsuits.
Our opioid overdose lawyers and benzodiazepine overdose attorneys in Miami are well-versed with the dangers of these toxic drugs and firmly believe that the guilty- whether they are pharmaceutical companies or doctors – should not go scot free.
You can trust Goldberg & Rosen to leave no stone unturned in our fight for justice. Because drug overdose lawsuits can be complicated, our experience in dealing with dangerous drug lawsuits will work to your advantage.
We will go through each medical record in detail and consult the leading experts if need be to understand every aspect of the case.
At Goldberg & Rose, we are up to the task in terms of holding multinational drug manufacturers or physicians legally accountable for their negligence.