Sunday, 16 of December of 2018

Fatal Fentanyl Overdose at Portsmouth Naval Hospital Blamed on Hot Shower

When health care professionals don't provide patients with all the information about the medicine's they're taking, tragedies can occur.

By Jim Lewis, Medical Malpractice Attorney

When health care professionals don’t provide patients with all the information about the medicine’s they’re taking, tragedies can occur. This was made apparent by the death of a young Marine who died from an overdose of opioid painkillers in early 2010. To read more, visit “Negligence May Have Contributed to Death of Marine at Portsmouth Naval Hospital.”


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