We are searching for patients who experienced abrupt benzodiazepine discontinuation connected to the state of Illinois. Those abruptly discontinued from benzodiazepine medication may face significant losses that justify legal action. These losses may be quite severe, with some even losing their lives. This call-to-action focuses on finding potential individual medical malpractice cases addressing problems with a specific healthcare practitioner or medical facility, not a class action seeking damages against a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Some commonly prescribed benzodiazepine medications are:
- lorazepam / Ativan
- alprazolam / Xanax
- diazepam / Valium
- clonazepam / Klonopin
- clorazepate dipotassium / Tranxene
- chlordiazepoxide / Librium
At Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC), we believe it’s important to hold the medical field responsible for how they manage benzodiazepines. Pursuing legal action around poor benzodiazepine prescribing and deprescribing can help deter dangerous practices while providing financial compensation to victims.
Our organization wants to connect benzodiazepine-affected patients, or loved ones of deceased patients (spouse, children, or parents), whose abrupt cessation experiences might justify legal action, with an attorney who may be able to help. We are not associated with the attorney; we simply want to assist in connecting patients to legal support. We will not receive any compensation for these efforts, so we request that those who wish to support our mission make a tax-deductible donation.
We’ll review each submission, but BIC will not contact you directly about this submission, and we are not qualified to answer any legal questions. Instead, an attorney may reach out to you if they believe they could potentially help based on your answers. Completing the submission form does not ensure that you will be contacted or that your situation will result in legal action.
When completing the form, you can skip anything that may not apply to your situation and use your best guess on details like dates.
If you’re not connected to Illinois, do not fill out this form. Instead, read Class Actions, Lawsuits, and Reporting Harm. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have attorney expressing interest in new benzodiazepine cases outside of Illinois. We hope to have a wider reach with potential litigation in the future. If you are an attorney interested in benzodiazepine malpractice cases, or you know of one, Contact Us.