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Colorado Drug Overdose Wrongful Death Attorney

Denver, CO Fatal Drug Overdose Attorney

Recovering Compensation for Clients Who Lost a Loved One Due to a Drug Overdose

Drug overdose deaths have been on the rise in recent years, as the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives. While some of these overdoses are accidental, a significant number are wrongful deaths caused by the negligence of others. When a person dies due to the recklessness or illegal behavior of another person or company, their loved ones may take legal action by filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. This type of lawsuit can help to hold the responsible party accountable and provide financial compensation to a person's surviving family members.

If you have lost a loved one to an overdose, you may be wondering if you have grounds for a wrongful death suit. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyer, A Division of The Gold Law Firm can help you understand your legal options, and we will fight for justice on your behalf. With our history of representing victims of serious and fatal injuries and our record of success in obtaining compensation for our clients, we can ensure that those who were responsible for your loved one's death are held accountable for their wrongdoing. We will do everything possible to make sure you and your family will be made whole.

Common Causes of Drug Overdoses

Overdoses can occur when people take too much of a drug. Depending on the types of drugs and the amounts taken, overdoses can cause permanent brain damage and impairments to the heart, lungs, or other bodily systems. However, in many cases, overdoses are fatal.

Multiple types of drugs may cause overdoses, including:

  • Prescription opioids - Certain types of pain medications are commonly prescribed by doctors, but they can be highly addictive. Patients who need to use increasingly large doses in order to obtain pain relief are likely to overdose.
  • Heroin/fentanyl - People who have become addicted to opioids and are unable to obtain legal prescription drugs will often turn to illegal sources to receive the relief they are looking for. Drug overdoses are more common when using these substances. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be especially dangerous, and since it can be very potent, it is more likely to lead to overdose deaths.
  • Cocaine and methamphetamines - These stimulants may be used by people in certain professions who struggle with fatigue, such as truck drivers, or they may be used for recreational purposes. They can be very addictive, and they commonly lead to overdoses and deaths.
  • Psychostimulants - Prescription drugs used to treat conditions such as ADHD or depression may be misused. Patients may take unsafe doses of these medications, or drugs may be used by people without obtaining a prescription. These drugs are responsible for an increasing number of overdose deaths.
  • Combinations of drugs - Many overdose deaths occur due to the unsafe combination of multiple substances, including mixing certain drugs with alcohol. Mislabeling of drugs is also common, especially when drugs are purchased illegally. A person who takes a substance such as fentanyl under the belief that it was a less dangerous drug is more likely to overdose, causing them to suffer serious harm or be killed.

Contact Our Denver, CO Drug Overdose Wrongful Death Lawyers

If you have lost a loved one to a drug overdose, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused. You may be wondering what your rights are and what you can do to seek justice. At Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyer, A Division of The Gold Law Firm, we can help you determine who was responsible, and we will work with you to pursue compensation from a negligent pharmaceutical manufacturer, a person who sold or provided drugs to your loved one, or any other parties who contributed to your loved one's death. Contact us today at 303-694-4653 to set up your complimentary consultation.

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