St. Louis Opioid Overdose Lawyer
Opioid Wrongful Death Claims in Missouri
The opioid overdose lawyers at The Dixon Injury Firm are prepared to fight on your behalf if your loved one passed after overdosing on opioids. Your loved one may have begun taking opioids to help with a medical condition or for pain relief while recovering from an accident, but after using the opioid they became dependent upon its use.
In fact, the use of the opioid medication made the situation worse because now you are suffering from the loss of your loved one after they overdosed on the drug. The opioid overdose lawyers of The Dixon Injury Firm understand how devastating the side effects of using an opioid drug can be, that’s why we are committed to aggressively pursuing the case on your behalf of your lost loved one and your family so that you can get the justice and restitution that you deserve.
Our legal team is here for you during this tough time. Contact us for a free consultation when you are ready to discuss your case.
What Common Opioids Are Prescribed?
Opioids may be more common than you think. If you’ve ever taken a medication to help with pain after an accident or surgery, or to deal with forms of chronic pain, coughing, or diarrhea, you may have taken one of these drugs below.
Here is a list of common opioids:
- Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet)
- Diphenoxylate (Lomotil)
- Morphine (Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin)
- Fentanyl (Duragesic)
- Propoxyphene (Darvon)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
If your loved one passed after being prescribed one of these types of opioids, it is important that you retain a lawyer who is experienced in litigating opioid overdose cases. The recovery and justice that your family depends on may rest on the experience of the lawyer who litigates the case.
What Should I Do After My Loved One Has Passed Because of Opioid Use?
When your loved one has passed after an opioid overdose, it is important to recover all of the evidence that you can regarding their overdose.
Collect items showing evidence of things such as:
- Who prescribed the medication to them,
- Whether the doctor or pharmacy was aware of how much your loved one was taking,
- If your loved one was susceptible to addiction to the opioid they took,
- Whether the company that produces the opioid knew it was dangerously addictive, and
- If another non-opioid medicine could have been prescribed that would have taken care of the medical needs that your loved one had instead.
After you’ve collected these articles, it is important to contact our St. Louis opioid overdose lawyers so that we can begin litigating your case immediately. The faster you hire our attorneys, the faster we can begin gathering crucial evidence to protect your family’s case.
How Can a Lawyer Help My Family’s Opioid Overdose Case?
Drug companies are massive and powerful corporations that can lobby members of Congress on their behalf to get medicine approved by the FDA. Taking on these companies by yourself can be a daunting endeavor, but when you have an opioid overdose attorney on your team, the fight is winnable.
The laws surrounding how drugs are made, the clinical trials that must be used to prove they are effective and safe, and how the drugs are marketed can be confusing to determine and understand because they are often purposely made so. When pharmaceutical companies and health insurance companies write the laws that are supposed to govern drugs like opioids, they write the laws so that they are protected from most types of lawsuits, and so that they can reap as much profit as possible. The average Missouri citizen will not know these laws and won’t be able to effectively use them to fight an opioid death case of this level. This is why hiring an opioid overdose lawyer with experience in trying opioid overdose cases is so important.
The opioid overdose attorneys of The Dixon Injury Firm are prepared to take on the massive drug corporations and ensure that your family gets the justice it deserves. Our attorneys can help you win your case because we know the local laws and statutes surrounding drug use, federal approval needed for drugs, and the Tort laws regarding defective and dangerous medicine. With these weapons, we can bring the makers of opioid drugs to heel and hold them responsible for the side effects and other medical issues caused by the use of opioids.
Why Should I Choose the St. Louis Opioid Overdose Lawyers of The Dixon Injury Firm to Represent My Opioid Overdose Claim?
The opioid overdose attorneys of The Dixon Injury Firm have years of experience litigating defective drug cases, and we can use the knowledge we’ve built from these cases to successfully combat the major drug and pharmaceutical companies. When you choose our opioid overdose attorneys, you are choosing a team with a proven success record. Christopher R. Dixon and the rest of our legal team are more than just experienced litigators—they are fellow St. Louis and Missouri citizens who understand what it means to suffer because of an opioid overdose.
Our Opioid Overdose lawyers care. We care about our fellow St. Louis and Missouri citizens because when our family members and neighbors are harmed because of the negligent and dangerous acts of pharmaceutical and drug companies that make opioids, our city and state are harmed too. Our opioid death attorneys will always aggressively pursue opioid overdose cases because our clients deserve nothing less.
If you want to know how a lawyer can help your family, contact the opioid overdose lawyers of The Dixon Injury Firm today to get started on your family’s claim.