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VICTORVILLE: Hector Rodas, 33, Accidentally Died After Taking Sleeping Pills


May 20, 2019

Hector Rodas Victorville: 33-Year-Old Father of Two Hector Rodas Tragically And Unexpectedly Died In An Accident After Taking Sleeping Pills –> Support The Family Through Go Fund Me

VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA (May 20, 2019) – A 33-year-old father of two identified as Hector Rodas has unexpectedly died after taking sleeping pills. 

Hector Rodas was found deceased at his home on Wednesday May 15, 2019. The victim leaves behind two little girls ages 2 and 4 along with his girlfriend. 

 His brother Erick Zelaya said that Hector worked at the George Air Force Base painting airplanes. The family has been through an incredible amount recently after losing their mother, father and now their youngest sibling.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up in order to help support the family. An investigation into the cause of the death remains unknown at this time. 

Liability In Deaths Involving Sleeping Pills

Insomnia and related sleeping disorders are incredibly common among adults. According to one report by NPR, “Scientists know relatively little about how chronic sleeplessness works or why it disproportionately affects women and people over the age of 65. Roughly 60 million Americans are affected by the sleep disorder each year, and scientists disagree on the best ways to treat it.” 

A number of adults and even teenagers have turned to using sleeping pills. There are, however, a number of health concerns associated with using Sonata, Ambien and other popular sleep aids. For example, these pills can be habit forming. The FDA has also been investigating a number of reports of dangerous side effects tied to the use of these drugs.

According to one report USA Today, “Federal health officials will require drugmakers of popular sleeping pills to add warning labels to certain prescription insomnia medications after reviewing cases of dangerous, sometimes fatal, incidents tied to the drugs.” Depending on the facts of any case a drug manufacturer may be held liable if someone dies from taking a sleeping pill. 

Companies are responsible for creating reasonably safe products/drugs. No drug can ever be perfectly safe. So, companies must include warning labels about the non-obvious hazards and health risks associated with using their products. Drug companies that don’t include warning labels or have inadequate warning labels could face liability for deaths associated with their products. 

The family of a victim that dies in an accident involving sleeping pills may have legal recourse through California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can include compensation for lost wages, funeral costs and loss of love. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to pursue a claim, so it’s important to act quickly. Failing to act within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights. 

Getting Help After A Sleeping Pill Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Hector Rodas as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time. We encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me that has been set up for their. Their needs to be a through investigation into what happened. The companies that create these sleeping pills need to be doing more to warn consumers about their dangers. 

If someone that you love has died after taking sleeping pills there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need a free investigation into your case or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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