Her husband died by suicide. She sued his pain doctors—a rare challenge over an opioid dose reduction.
Joseph A. STAT. November 22, 2021
The opioid epidemic has put regulatory and professional pressures on the tapering of pain medications that have had unintended consequences for patients resulting in harm. This news story discusses how one family used legal means to address systemic gaps and clinical missteps that resulted in patient suicide due to lack of appropriate pain control.