Serving Opioid Addiction Victims Throughout the United States
When you visit the doctor, you trust that they are looking out for your best interests. Unfortunately, some medical providers are more concerned with their bottom line than your health. At the Bertling Law Group, a law practice based in California and serving individuals around the United States, we fight aggressively against doctors who prescribe subsys fentanyl unnecessarily to patients. If you believe you were administered or prescribed this powerful pain medication needlessly or for a non-cancer diagnosis, our experienced malpractice legal team is ready to advocate for you.
What is Subsys?
Subsys is a fentanyl-based opioid spray that is 100 times more potent than morphine. The intended purpose of the drug is to provide pain relief for cancer patients – and only cancer patients. Sadly, the drug’s manufacturer, Insys Therapeutics, Inc., is guilty of encouraging physicians to prescribe the subsys fentanyl spray for many other illnesses, ultimately choosing profits over patient safety. This gross display of negligence can cause numerous issues for individuals and families, specifically:
Addiction — Subsys is significantly more powerful than morphine and can cause an otherwise functional person to become dependent on it. Fentanyl addiction is serious and can lead to job loss, family problems, social anxiety, and criminal activity.
Hospitalization — This type of painkiller can have serious side effects such as breathing problems, low blood pressure, and shock, all of which can lead to hospitalization.
Death — Subsys can lead to fatal respiratory depression. It is especially dangerous if prescribed to individuals who are not opioid tolerant.
If you or someone you love has been wrongfully prescribed subsys and suffered in any way as a result, we want to hear your story. With more than three decades of experience defending doctors, we know how to help you fight back.
Filing a lawsuit for compensation
Insys Therapeutics, Inc., is being investigated by the FBI and Department of Justice for ‘off-label’ marketing among other nefarious activities. In fact, the company went so far as to pay doctors to write prescriptions for patients who did not need the drug. Fortunately, many of these medical professionals now face criminal charges and civil lawsuits.
We can help you file a lawsuit if you are a victim of being prescribed subsys unnecessarily. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to the following forms of compensation:
Home health care
Physical and occupational therapy
Lost earning capacity
Loss the use of an limb/organ
Loss of life enjoyment
You may be able to recover punitive damages if you can prove that a medical provider’s behavior was despicable and intentional or with disregard for your safety. Furthermore, if you lost a loved one because he or she was unnecessarily prescribed subsys and subsequently overdosed, we can assist you in filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Consult experienced United States subsys lawyers
The Bertling Law Group provides subsys victims and their families with personalized attention every step of the way. With more than 30 years of legal experience, our lawyers have the grit and tenacity to handle the toughest cases. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim with our Santa Barbara, California-based team, contact us at 844-295-7558.