Many patients using the Fentanyl patch complained about the defective drug back in 2005. After the FDA investigated the complaints, they recalled 2.5 million Fentanyl patches. However, because these patches are manufactured by many different companies, including PriCara, Johnson & Johnson, Watson, Actavis, Mylan and Janssen Pharmaceutical Products and Alza Corporation, many were still on the market.
These pain patches, known as Fentanyl or Duragesic, deliver doses of a powerful opioid pain medication, about 80 times stronger than morphine. As a result of defects in design and manufacturing, some Fentanyl pain patches caused high levels of the pain medication to enter the blood stream without the patch wearer’s knowledge. This defect has been linked to decreased blood pressure, respiratory depression, coma and even death.
Reports have indicated that there have been hundreds of deaths associated with the Fentanyl patch. Because innocent victims have lost their lives and family members are left to suffer the loss of their loved ones, our Texas dangerous drug attorneys are currently reviewing Fentanyl lawsuits.
What is a Fentanyl Patch Lawsuit?
If you have suffered side effects from a Fentanyl or Duragesic patch, you may be able to sue for economic and non-economic damages, such as lost income, medical expenses, loss of consortium, instances of pain and suffering and more.
If you have lost a family member due to a Fentanyl overdose, you may be able to seek a recovery for their damages and your losses. Additionally, you may help send a message to the drug companies about their dangerous drugs and the harm they cause innocent victims and their families.
If your family member was killed by the Fentanyl pain patch, you need to talk with an experienced Texas dangerous drug attorney to find out your rights. Talk with a lawyer who has knowledge about dangerous drug lawsuits and get your legal questions answered.
You can reach the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 to schedule a consultation with a defective drug attorney today. Make sure you request attorney Bill Voss’s book, Bad Pills and Their Side Effects, which may shed some light on your rights to pursue a dangerous drug lawsuit.