Benzos & Medical Malpractice

Benzos & Medical Malpractice If you or someone you loved experienced side effects or passed away after being prescribed benzos by a doctor, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

Benzos, or benzodiazepines, are the most common type of drug prescribed in the United States. According to a study by National Public Radio, the rate of benzodiazepine prescriptions doubled between 2003 and 2015.

While benzos do serve an essential function in the medical field, they can also lead to dependency, addiction, and tragic side effects. If you or a loved one suffered severe side effects, addiction, or even suicide after a doctor prescribed benzos, you may have a medical malpractice case.

Speak with a medical malpractice lawyer from Newsome Melton today to discuss your case. Call 855-633-2757 for a free case review.

What You Should Know About Benzos

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs commonly known as tranquilizers, including Valium, Klonopin, and Xanax. General practitioners and other doctors widely prescribe them to treat a range of medical and mental illnesses, including anxiety, pain relief before or following surgery, chronic pain, and alcohol withdrawal.

Side Effects & Dangers of Benzos

Benzos are highly addictive and widely prescribed. This combination can result in deadly consequences for patients. The most common side effects of benzos include:

The dangers of benzo usage or over usage can include a wide range of issues, including depression, addiction, and even death. If you suffered severe complications, or if your loved one passed away, you may have a medical malpractice case.

Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Benzos

A doctor should always carefully monitor the prescription and usage of powerful drugs, including benzos. If your doctor did not follow prescribing guidelines, failed to warn you of complications, over prescribed benzos, or failed to treat resulting symptoms, you have the right to hold them responsible for their negligence or medical malpractice.

Common Types of Benzo Medical Malpractice Cases

If you are unsure if you have a benzo medical malpractice case, please consult with a medical malpractice attorney. We can examine your case to determine your options. The most common types of benzo malpractice cases we see include:

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Every year, thousands of patients suffer or die due to benzo addiction, withdrawal, or overdose. You should not have to suffer due to the actions or inaction of a negligent doctor.

The Newsome Melton team can help you hold your medical care provider responsible and recover the compensation your family deserves for their failure to provide adequate care. Call our dedicated medical malpractice legal team today to discuss your situation at 855-633-2757.


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