Chris Schnieders Obtains $2.5M+ in Opioid Overdose Case
May 3, 2022
Source: The Wichita Eagle
Partner Chris Schnieders represented the family of an Excel shooting victim who overdosed from a dangerous combination of opioids and benzodiazepines. Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, Nicholas Moon has been prescribed this "relentless escalation" regimen by Wichita psychiatrist Elsie Steelberg, M.D. and her practice Advocates for Behavioral Health, P.A.
The trial focused on opioid epidemic with a $2,575,000 plaintiff’s verdict against the defendants. It is believed to be the biggest for an opioid overdose in Sedgwick County history.
"We are hopeful that this result serves as a warning that patients need to be optimized on non-opioid and controlled substances before ever thinking of trying these dangerous and addictive drugs,” said Schnieders.