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Codeine Class Action Lawsuit

Codeine Class Action Lawsuit

Our class action lawyers are filing codeine lawsuits for people who became addicted, accidentally overdosed, suffered liver damage, liver failure, other serious side effects, or death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Codeine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured or died from an accidental overdose of codeine, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Codeine is an opioid medication for the treatment of pain and coughing. Unlike most other opioids, a small amount of codeine is converted into morphine by the body.

What is an Ultra-Rapid Metabolizer?

Some people are “ultra-rapid metabolizers” of codeine, which means they convert codeine into morphine much faster than an average person. This increases the effects of codeine, but it also increases their risk of overdose, addiction, and death.

Physical Effects of Codeine

Anyone who uses codeine for more than a few days will become physically dependent on codeine. This means their body is tolerant to the effects of codeine and they will experience cravings to take a higher dose to experience the same effects they experienced before.

Codeine Overdose

Like morphine and other opioid painkillers, codeine can be addictive. Overdoses can cause life-threatening side effects or death in anyone who takes too much codeine, or combines codeine with other medications that slow down breathing or the central nervous system.

Symptoms of Codeine Overdose

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Slow heartbeat

Codeine Lawsuits

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by individuals and states that are fighting an epidemic of opioid overdoses and deaths. As of January 2018, over 200 lawsuits are centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio — Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2804) — IN RE: National Prescription Opiate Litigation..

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a codeine class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who suffered addiction, overdose, liver damage, or death after using codeine cough syrup or medications.

About Class Actions

In 2016, over 42,000 people in the U.S. overdosed on opioids. Many of these victims were people who accidentally overdosed on codeine. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed, but not in a class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits from victims or their families.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits for individuals and the family members of victims who accidentally overdosed on codeine cough syrup or prescription medications that contain codeine. We file hold drug-makers accountable for failing to warn about severe side effects.

Do I have a Codeine Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Codeine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured or died from an accidental overdose of codeine, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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