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Percocet Lawsuit

Percocet Lawsuit

Percocet is an addictive opioid pain medication. Even accidentally taking too much Percocet can cause a life-threatening overdose, other serious injuries, or death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

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

Jury Awards $100,000 for Percocet Overdose Lawsuit

In February 2018, a jury awarded $100,000 to the daughter of a woman who died of an accidental Percocet overdose. Mary Jo Curtis was found dead in her home in June 2014. Her physician, Dr. Highfill, was found responsible because he prescribed her over 7,000 pills of Percocet after she broke her ankle.

What is Percocet?

Percocet® is a prescription medication that contains a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen.

Oxycodone is an opioid medication that is sold alone under the brand-name Oxycontin® for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Acetaminophen is sold alone under the brand-name Tylenol® for the treatment of moderate pain and fever.

Percocet Overdose

Anyone who takes Percocet continuously for more than a few days will develop a physical tolerance, which means their body needs more Percocet to experience the same pain-killing effects. This can lead to addiction. It also increases the risk of a deadly Percocet overdose.

Symptoms of a Percocet Overdose

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

Percocet Lawsuits

If you or a loved one used prescription Percocet and experienced an overdose, hospitalization, or needed medical treatment, you may be eligible to file a Percocet lawsuit or join a class action. You could recover money for lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation, and more.

Percocet Class Action Lawsuits & MDL

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by states and cities nationwide in the U.S. against pharmaceutical companies that sold highly-addictive painkillers, advertised them without risk information, and failed to track suspiciously large orders from doctors and pharmacies.

Because so many lawsuits have been filed as a result of the opioid crisis, the lawsuits have been centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) that is very similar to a class action lawsuit. The opioid MDL is overseen by District Judge Dan A. Polster, a federal judge in Ohio.

Do I have a Percocet Lawsuit?

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