OPOID DEATH: SPK FILES SUIT AGAINST DOCTORS/CLINICS
There is no reasonable explanation for why 29-year old Nicholas Classic continued to be prescribed addictive pain killers at incredibly high dosages.
In fact, his mother , Karen Ruybal, was constantly warning doctors about prescribing high dosage opoids to Nicholas, especially after he nearly died of overdose. Nevertheless, after an MRI showed a mild bulged disk in his back, he was once again prescribed pain killers capable of killing him. And they did
“She had been waging an almost one-woman crusade to get these doctors to stop prescribing to her son,” said Alan Perer of SPK, the family’s attorneys. “She failed in her attempts to prevent this from happening to her son. She would like to see the system improve.”
Aan Perer and Joshua Sickles of SPK have files a wrongful death lawsuit in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, against doctors at a McKeesport clinic who prescribed Nicholas painkillers in March 2013, not long after he suffered the first overdose.
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