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Demerol Lawsuit

Demerol Lawsuit

Demerol® is a powerful opioid painkiller that can cause severe side effects, such as addiction, overdose, or death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Demerol induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had an accidental overdose of Demerol painkillers, 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.

What is Demerol?

Demerol® (meperidine) is a prescription painkiller for the treatment of severe pain, particularly in surgery patients. It belongs to a group of narcotic painkillers called opioids.

How Does Demerol Work?

Demerol produces a sense of euphoria and well-being, which increases a person’s tolerance to pain. It was once a popular medication for surgery patients, but because it is a short-acting drug, doctors more commonly prescribe long-acting drugs like Vicodin® or OxyContin®.

What is the Problem?

Taking too much Demerol can produce a feeling of euphoria, or a “high,” that can lead to patients taking more than prescribed. This can quickly lead to an accidental overdose or intentional drug-abuse. Like morphine and other opioids, Demerol is very addictive and dangerous.

Symptoms of a Demerol Overdose

  • Slow or stopped breathing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Limp or weak muscles
  • Narrowing or widening of the pupils (black spots in the eye)
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Death

Demerol Lawsuits

If you or a family member received a prescription for Demerol and suffered an accidental overdose, addiction, or severe side effects, you may be able to file an individual lawsuit or join a class action lawsuit.

Demerol Class Action Lawsuits & MDL

Pharmaceutical companies are facing hundreds of lawsuits from victims of the opioid crisis. These lawsuits accuse drug-makers of downplaying severe side effects, such as accidental overdoses.

Lawsuits are centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL). The opioid MDL is similar to a class action lawsuit, but each case remains independent.

Do I have a Demerol Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Demerol induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had an accidental overdose of Demerol painkillers, 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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