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Fentanyl Patch Lawyer & Lawsuit

The intended uses of fentanyl patches are to cure the chronic bouts of pain that individuals are experiencing. However, when a patient unknowingly uses a defective fentanyl patch, severe, life-threatening side effects including overdose and death can occur.

If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered an overdose from a fentanyl patch, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.

What is a Fentanyl Patch?

Fentanyl is a common yet powerful opioid medication whose purpose is to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. The Fentanyl Transdermal System (aka Fentanyl Patch) was approved by the (FDA) in 1990 as a method to convey the fentanyl pain medication to patients experiencing continuous pain.

Fentanyl Patch Recalls

Over the course of the last few years, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced multiple fentanyl patch recalls after reports of overdose deaths. Actavis was one company affected by this recall in particular. On October 21, 2010, Actavis announced a nationwide recall of their Fentanyl Transdermal System
25 mcg/h. This particular lot of patches released its active ingredient much faster than originally approved. This irregular dose of medication has been linked to severe and life threatening side effects including overdose and unfortunately death.

Manufacturer List

There are a number of companies that manufacture brand name and/or generic versions of the fentanyl patch.

  • Abrika
  • Actavis
  • Actiq
  • Fentora
  • Mylan
  • Sandoz
  • Watson

Signs & Symptoms of a Fentanyl Overdose

While fentanyl drastically relieves the chronic pain its patients are feeling, it is known to cause a range of mild to severe side effects when taken in excess. The most serious of of these side effects can even lead to death. Other symptoms include:

  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Slowed breathing
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach Pain
  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Hyperventilation

Do I have a Fentanyl Patch Lawsuit?

The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in fentanyl patch lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Again, if you or a loved one has been injured or suffered an overdose from a fentanyl patch, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-800-773-0849. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.

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