Duragesic Fentanyl Patch, manufactured by Janssen has been linked to serious life-threatening side effects that include accidental overdoses and death.
The Duragesic Fentanyl Patch is intended for severe and chronic pain management that cannot be controlled by less powerful drugs. This Duragesic Patch has been subject to an FDA recall and an FDA Health Advisory. It has been linked to over 120 deaths due to accidental overdose.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, LLP is currently accepting Duragesic Fentanyl Patch accidental overdose death claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has taken Duragesic Fentanyl Patch died from an accidental overdose, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Dangerous Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
What is the problem with Duragesic Fentanyl Patch?
The Duragesic Fentanyl Patch is intended for severe and chronic pain management that cannot be controlled by less powerful drugs. The patch was approved by the FDA in 1990 and is available by prescription only. The Duragesic Patch releases Fentanyl through the skin for three days (72 hours). Approximately 400,000 Duragesic Patches are defective in that the medication leaks out causing inadvertent ingestion. The following patches were recalled in 2004:
* DURAGESIC® (fentanyl transdermal system) 75 mcg/h, NDC #50458-035-05, Control Number 0327192 (expiration October 2005).
This excess ingestion has led to over 120 accidental death overdoses. In 2005, FDA updated the label to indicate that usage was for opioid-tolerant patients only.
Side Effects of Duragesic Fentanyl Patch
There are a variety of side effects associated with Duragesic Fentanyl Patch. Our firm is pursing the following types of serious, life-threatening side effects:
- Possible Leaks
- Inadvertent Ingestion
Do I Have a Duragesic Fentanyl Patch Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, LLP is currently accepting Duragesic Fentanyl Patch induced overdose cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Duragesic Fentanyl Patch, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dangerous Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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