Lawsuit alleges doctor overprescribed oxycodone
An Oregon woman has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against her former doctor, alleging she became addicted to oxycodone after she was prescribed thousands of pills.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/xdmI4I) that Ann Raffaele filed the suit in Multnomah County this week against Milwaukie doctor Edward Goering.
The 49-year-old woman suffered from chronic pain. From 2010 to 2012, the doctor prescribed Raffaele a total of 19,000 oxycodone pills -- an average of 26 pills a day.
Raffaele's suit states the painkiller caused headaches, nausea, lost vision, lost teeth and numbness in her hands.
An Oregon Medical Board investigation found that Goering only spoke to the patient by phone during an eight-month period.
Goering did not return a phone call from the newspaper seeking comment.
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