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Opiod addiction following a car accident

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Jenn Dutton's story is not as uncommon as you'd like to think.

She gets rearened in car accident and suffers a serious whiplash.

Dutton's doctor prescribes here Percocet, an opiod painkiller. She's in serious pain so takes more than the recommended dosage.

And slowly but surely Dutton becomes an addict.

The interesting part is Jenn Dutton told her story to Randy Shore of the Vancouver Sun ( article published in the June 18, 2014, edition of the Vancouver Sun).

Dutton is a courageous woman. It would take alot of courage to come clean like she has.

The thing is that what happened to Jenn Dutton happens to other people is well.

Severe pain arising from injuries suffered in a car accident can be very difficult to deal with.

And the medical community no doubt does its best to try and limit the number of prescriptions being handed out for opiod medications.

But addiction to opiod pain medications following a car accident happens.

Will ICBC try and use this issue against you when it comes to attempting to defeat your injury claim?

Of course.

But here's the thing.

The longer an addiction to opiod medication following a car accident goes untreated the tougher it is to tackle. And the more problematic an issue it becomes as far as your ICBC injury claim is concerned.

What's the moral of this story?

If you're suffering from opiod addiction arising from pain medications prescribed following your accident talk to your doctor.


Jeff Witten

McComb Witten Personal Injury Lawyers

Category: Car Accidents

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