Fentanyl Pain Patch
Duragesic / Fentanyl Pain Patch Side Effects Claims
The attorneys at Carr & Carr are currently handling Duragesic and Fentanyl pain patch cases. If a loved one has died from Fentanyl Toxicity, or if you have suffered a serious side effect from the use of these patches, please contact us today. You may also have your case reviewed by an experienced drug recall lawyer by filling out our online form. It is important to act quickly since there may be a limited timeframe in which to file a claim.
The Fentanyl patch is indicated for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain (such as cancer pain, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or fybromalgia) that cannot be managed with less powerful drugs. Approved by the U.S. Food &Drug Administration (FDA) in 1990, the patch releases fentanyl, a strong opioid, through the skin at a fixed rate for 72 hours.
A seal breach in the patch may allow the drug to leak from the patch and could result in an increased absorption of the opioid component, fentanyl, leading to increased drug effect, including nausea, sedation, drowsiness, life threatening complications or death. Exposure to too much medication can occur if the medicine leaks directly onto the skin and the body absorbs a higher than intended amount.
Most recently, all 25mcg/hour fentanyl patches have been recalled. This includes the Duragesic CII sold by PriCara and the 25mcg/hour patches made by Sandoz. Additionally, some lots of patches made by Actavis, formerly known as Abrika, in strengths including 25mcg/hour, 50mcg/hour, 75mcg/hour and 100mcg/hour. Recalls in 2004 included Janssen’s Duragesic patch.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious side effects related to Duragesic or Fentanyl transdermal patches, contact the experienced Oklahoma Duragesic lawyers at Carr and Carr Attorneys.
We have law offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and our Oklahoma injury lawyers represent injured people throughout Oklahoma.