Alleged Excessive Prescription of Narcotics Results in Patient’s Death, $1.05M Settlement

April 6, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


A physician has agreed to pay $1.05 million to the family of a deceased patient to settle allegations that the physician’s excessive prescription of narcotics resulted in the patient’s death from a methadone overdose, according to a report from the March 2012 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements, and Experts. The plaintiff was treated in New Jersey by the defendant, an ear, nose, and throat physician, for chronic sinusitis.

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