If your loved one dies in Nevada from a prescription drug overdose or complication stemming from an interaction of multiple prescription medications, it’s worth asking why and how this happened. It may just have been bad luck, unforeseen and accidental. But it may also be the fault of an entirely foreseeable and preventable set of circumstances. If that’s the case, you could easily have cause to bring suit against a pharmaceutical company, hospital, or doctor to help you cover the costs of medical bills, funeral costs, the costs associated with settling an estate, your lost time and wages at work, and perhaps most of all, your pain and suffering.
One of the main things that can help reduce extra stress and worry and heartache in this situation is having a lawyer who understands what you’re going through, and understands how to help. Above all, it’s about taking the details off of your plate. You’ve just lost a loved one, the absolute last thing you want to have to worry about is fighting an insurance company or jumping through legal hoops yourself. That’s why Benson & Bingham take such great pride in the recommendations we have from families who have lost loved ones and turned to us for help. It matters a great deal to us that these people recommend us to others, because it means we’ve helped. At an extraordinarily difficult time, our top Reno and Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys have been able to offer a measure of comfort to families in need.
We are reminded of cases of medical malpractice in Nevada as more news comes out about the untimely death of a candidate for Mayor of Reno. By all accounts, the man died of an overdose of the drug methadone. This is a drug that people off use to help kick opiate-family drug addictions, like heroin or morphine. However, it has been leading to a number of deaths around the country, and people are beginning to ask questions about its possible over prescription and availability. If you’ve had a loved one die from an overdose of methadone in Nevada, contact Benson & Bingham today. We offer free consultations, and are happy to sit with you and learn the specific details of your situation, and offer our best legal counsel.