A Quick Word on Prescription Medications

By: Zack Hendon | Posted on: November 8, 2012 2:58 pm

I have had personal injury and workers’ comp clients arrested before because they did not know they were breaking the law concerning prescription medications.  I have now included this warning in my initial letter to my clients.  O.C.G.A. 16-13-43 (a)(6) makes it a felony not to inform any physician prescribing medications to you of other prescription drugs you are now receiving from another physician.  O.C.G.A. 16-13-75 prohibits you from removing prescription medication from its original container.  Be careful that you do not put a few pills in an overnight container or baggy for a weekend trip as you could be arrested without meaning to commit a crime.  If you are out of work because you have been seriously injured, you have enough financial problems without being arrested and fined by the police.  If you have been injured in the Atlanta area or anywhere in North Georgia and have any questions, I hope you will call me at 770-284-3737 or visit me at www.HendonLaw.com.