Did you know that people who were prescribed the fentanyl pain patch were actually taking medication that is approximately 80 times stronger than morphine? It’s true. Fentanyl (or Duragesic, its brand-name equivalent) delivers potent, powerful doses of opioid pain medication.
Although patients don’t want to suffer in pain, most people dealing with chronic pain weren’t advised of how truly powerful fentanyl is and the side effects of the drug. Some users of this drug were uninjured; however, defects in manufacturing and design by various companies have caused many patients to suffer injuries to their brains and other areas of their bodies or die as a result of defective fentanyl transdermal skin patches.
What Went Wrong
Defective pain patches caused very high levels of this strong pain medication to enter the blood stream, which in turn caused decreased blood pressure, respiratory depression, coma, and in some cases death. Patients were unknowingly overdosing due to defective patches. Ultimately, hundreds of deaths related to defective fentanyl pain patches and Duragesic skin patches resulted, and 2.5 million fentanyl patches were recalled.
Because innocent victims and their families have suffered due to no fault of their own, our law office is offering a complimentary review of fentanyl pain patch lawsuits. Overdoses and death have resulted in patients using both generic fentanyl and its brand-name equivalent Duragesic.
Please call to find out more information, and we can tell you if you may have a Duragesic or fentanyl lawsuit. You can reach our Northern Kentucky fentanyl pain patch attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson at 888-606-5297 for a free consultation today. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.