Widower alleges Mallinckrodt, others failed to warn opioid use could lead to addiction

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A widower is seeking damages from drug manufacturers over allegations his late wife became addicted to opioids.

Terry Robertson, individually and as surviving spouse of Pamela L. Robertson, deceased filed a complaint on Oct. 15 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Mallinckrodt PLC, et al. alleging medical malpractice, negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, Pamela Robertson was prescribed opiate pain-relieving medications such as hydrocodone and OxyContin. The plaintiff alleges Pamela Robertson became addicted to opioids.

The plaintiff holds Mallinckrodt PLC, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly omitted the fact that opioid use could lead to addiction concealed the link between long-term use and addiction.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for a sum exceeding the jurisdictional limits of the court and all other relief that is proper and just. He is represented by Jeffrey J. Lowe, John F. Garvey, Sarah Shoemake Doles and Alyson M. Petrick of Carey Danis & Lowe in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11422

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