Medical malpractice attorneys won a 1.2 million dollar verdict for 3 children who lost their father to medical malpractice.
Narcotic Overdose in ER
Chad Aders, 37, was prescribed a Duragesic patch in the ER by Dr. Bryan Lilly in July of 2004. The patch contains a very potent narcotic called Fentanyl that enters the bloodstream through the skin. Dr. Lilly prescribed 75 micrograms of the drug which is well over the manufacturer’s reccomendations. Aders took the prescription to the drug store, got it filled, applied the patch as he was told, and went to bed. He was found dead in his bed the following day. His children were seven, eight, and seventeen.
Lilly’s trial lasted four days, and the jury spend 58 minutes deliberating before they returned a $1,206,394.72 verdict.
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Dr. Lilly’s mistake cost a man his life, and three young children their father. Narcotics are a very dangerous category of drugs and the fact that Dr. Lilly wasn’t more aware of the possible effects of such a high dosage is appalling. Had he acted with more attentively, perhaps this horrible tragedy never would have taken place.
So often in the ER, physicians are rushing and make wrong decisions in haste. Emergency rooms can be crowded and chaotic, but a doctor must be able to ignore the chaos and treat patients adequately. Too often, simple errors take lives.
If you or a loved one have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical provider, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadephia. The medical malpractice lawyers at the Mininno Law Office are dedicated to earning full and fair compensation for those seriously injured or affected by medical negligence. Even if you are unsure as to whether or not you have a case, contact an attorney at our office. We can help you break down the facts of your case to decide if further actions should be taken.