This case involves a fifty-nine-year-old woman who expired shortly after a hospital stay for cervical nerve radiculopathy. She underwent a level three surgery to correct a cervical root impingement. The procedure was deemed successful, however, the patient suffered from excessive post-operative pain. While in the hospital, she was given high doses oxycodone for pain control. Unfortunately, later that evening after being discharged, the patient suffered from hypoxia due to drug-induced respiratory depression. The autopsy proved to be in line with the above events.