Practice of Medicine
Patient Death Blamed on Negligent Opioid Prescribing, $875,000 Awarded
A California physician will pay almost $875,000 to the family of a patient who died from respiratory suppression that allegedly resulted from negligent overprescription of opioids for managing back pain, states the November 2012 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements, and Experts. The 34-year-old patient had been treated with opioids by her primary care physician for two years to …
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