Widow Files Lawsuit Over Husband’s Fentanyl Overdose

Widow files lawsuit over husband's Fentanyl overdoseA woman from Madison County, Illinois, recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a pain clinic and several others over her late husband's overdose on Fentanyl and subsequent death. 

Sue Daniels claims that her husband, Tony Daniels, was admitted to the Piasa Pain Center in 2009, the St. Clair Record reports. Inside the clinic, he was given an improper injection of Fentanyl through a pump, causing him to become unresponsive soon after the injection, the medical malpractice lawsuit claims. 

Daniels was transferred to Alton Memorial Hospital to be treated for the overdose, but he had allegedly already sustained brain and lung injuries due to the injection of the drug at the pain clinic. Daniels' widow claims that he survived for two years before dying. 

Sue Daniels seeks more than $500,000 for medical bills, court costs and pain and suffering. She and her medical malpractice attorney name the pain clinic, the hospital, two managers of the pain center and the manufacturer of the allegedly defective pump used to inject her husband as defendants in the suit.

According to the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain medication that is more potent than morphine.