In Ohio, many of us have been impacted by the opioid epidemic. That epidemic is fed by “pill mills”, or pharmacists or physicians who fill prescriptions that may not be needed. The willingness of these medical professionals to hand out prescription drugs creates a “pill mill” where patients are brought in and churned out fast, just to make money off of the prescription drugs. Across the Midwest, families have been impacted by pill mills that churn out tens of thousands of painkillers and opioids.
It’s wrong for any doctor or pharmacist to be part of a pill mill. Medical professionals who become physicians first take an oath to do no harm. That oath is their personal pledge to care for their patients to the best of their ability and more-so to never cause harm. When a doctor becomes part of a pill mill, they’ve severed this very oath. This failure care can result in addiction, physical injury, and even death.
A doctor who works with/for a pill mill usually receives some kind of monetary kickback. The doctor personally profits from this and places their patient’s health at risk. Any medical professional who works at, or for a pill mill is committing medical malpractice and fraud. While reputable healthcare facilities have protocols and procedures in place to catch duplicate or excessive prescription writing, a pill mill purposely works around these safety procedures thereby disseminating as many pills as possible.
When medical professionals work for pill mills, it may mean patients go untreated for other medical conditions, or the condition they originally went to the doctor for. If a loved one has been caught up in a pill mill, you may notice their health rapidly declining, signs of addiction, or existing diagnoses that become worse. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a pill mill, you deserve top legal representation.
I have almost four decades of experience in medical malpractice law. One thing all medical malpractice cases have in common: the patient deserves justice. If you or a loved one have been harmed by improperly written or filled prescriptions, I can help. Call 877.944.4373 and I’ll Make Them Pay!®