Parents File Lawsuit After Sons Overdose On Prescription Drugs

In Tennessee and all across the United States, when we go to the doctor we expect that they will make us feel better and not put us in harm’s way. Unfortunately, in some situations this does not happen. If you feel that you or someone you love has been injured due to the carelessness of a medical professional, you should talk to a Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death lawyer right away. They will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to by law.

According to this case, the parents of Riley Russo and Ryan Winter claim that their sons both died last year at age twenty after taking Opana, an addictive narcotic much like oxycodone and other prescription drugs, prescribed to them by Doctor Lisa Tseng. Russo was a former high school football player who began taking Opana and the anti-anxiety medication Xanax when he was sixteen according to his father. Also according to his father, Russo lost interest in sports and began a life of drug abuse. Before his death, Russo had completed a forty day stay in a drug rehabilitation facility.

Also according to this lawsuit, Tseng prescribed high doses of the dangerous narcotics to Russo on several occasions and the lawsuit claims that the prescribing was “reckless” and was a “substantial factor” in his death. Records from the pharmacy also show that Ryan Winter had visited Tseng twice before he died and was given two prescriptions, Opana and Xanax. These cases bring the number to ten in drug deaths linked to Lisa Tseng practice in a mini mall. State officials are moving to revoke her license and a criminal investigation by federal drug authorities continues.

Cases similar to this one happen all too frequently all across the country and even to the residents of Tennessee. If you feel that you or someone you love has been injured or died because of the carelessness of a medical professional or other person, then we strongly encourage you to contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death attorneys right away. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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