Prescription painkiller addiction is hurting families and costing people their lives. In fact, painkillers kill more Americans every year than heroine and cocaine combined. They even beat out car accidents in fatality rates.

What's worse — no one saw it coming. Could the drug companies be to blame?

Perhaps. In some cases, the drug companies could have failed to warn physicians and patients about the risks of addiction ahead of time. Not knowing to look for it, patients would then be more susceptible to becoming addicted after taking the drug for legitimate reasons.

However, in many cases, fault might also lie with the prescribing doctor.

Our office has seen situations in which a doctor, knowing a patient was addicted and that the addiction was hurting her, continued to prescribe these dangerous drugs. Or perhaps the doctor never warns the patient of a drug's addictive properties, thus setting the person up for heartache.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by addictive painkillers, we may be able to help. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.