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A Story Repeating Itself: Reckless Use of Prescriptions | Jake Brower, Attorney At Law |Criminal Lawyer | Criminal Defense |DUI Defense Attorney |Felony Arrests |3-Strike Cases |Santa Ana, Orange County, CA

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  • A Story Repeating Itself: Reckless Use of Prescriptions

    Posted Mar 20th, 2012 By in Celebrity Arrests, New Criminal Case Law, Orange County Criminal News, Patient Endangerment, Prescription Abuse With | Comments Off on A Story Repeating Itself: Reckless Use of Prescriptions

    In its March 2nd issue, the Los Angeles Times shared a story about a doctor charged in drug overdose death. Three fatal doses were the result of the reckless prescriptions of narcotic painkillers and addictive drugs.

    A 2010 Times investigation linked the physician’s reckless behavior to at least eight deaths in addition to at least three individuals who had been charged with dealing drugs.

    This case is a rare attempt and a bold move to hold a medical professional (a physician in this situation,) criminally liable and responsible for murder.

    That being said, in the past few years, we have witness the same story repeating itself, over and over again, especially when it comes to celebrities. We all have heard the Michael Jackson case, haven’t we?

    In some cases, the medical professionals are at fault, so they capture the spot light. In other cases, patients were labelled in a way to show that they have abused the system.

    This case should be an eye-opener to all of those who prescribe medications. Practice caution when doing so. Watch for your patients behavior; learn more about their background (medically and personally;) be careful who you are giving the prescription to.

    If you are a doctor, dentist, or a nurse practitioner who worries that you may have given a prescription to an addict or a patient who might abuse its use, call me asap directly at 714-547-4000 for free consultation.

    Jake Brower
    Defense Attorney of Orange County
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