Fentanyl Patch Recall 2012
Deadly Fentanyl Patch Side Effects Include Overdose, Respiratory Failure and Even the Possibility of Permanent Coma
In the Wake of Four Deaths, Four Stricken Families and $35 Million in Settlements, Hundreds of Duragesic Pain Patch Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against the Imprudent Drug Maker.
Use of the Duragesic Fentanly Patch May Leave You Or Your Loved One At Risk of Serious Side Effects
Perhaps the manufacturing problems associated with the fentanyl patch has left you or someone you love in an at-risk condition. Or it may already be too late for you to reverse the damage. The possibility of a fentanyl overdose has resulted in multiple recalls of the Duragesis products. More and more people are at risk of:
- Abnormal Tiredness
- Reduced Pupils
- Respiratory Failure
As an opioid drug type, fentanyl can be highly addictive. The product typically stays in your system for over a day and half. Side effects associated with withdrawal can include bradycardia (cardiovascular damage) and complications in your central nervous system. The long-term cumulative effects of fentanyl patches are not yet fully identified.
Function Versus Risks
Designed as treatment for chronic pain, the fentanyl patch disperses a timed supply of opioid pain medication to your body. According to the Food and Drug Administration, fentanyl has eighty times the strength of an equivalent dose of morphine. As a result, the FDA has warned patients who lack opioid-tolerant systems against using the patch even at its lowest strength level.
In June of 2005, the FDA required Duragesic to include a black-box warning on the product label. The risks of accidental hypoventilation, respiratory depression and possible fatal overdose reactions demand careful attention from you and your caregiver.
Multiple Recalls But Limited Results
In the last month of 2008, Duragesic issued a fentanyl patch recall. The problem pertained to the patches having a cut edge, which put you a risk of direct skin contact with the fentanyl gel. This action was the fifth fentanyl patch recall since 1994. The snowball has been gathering much debris. In January of 2009, Actavis Inc. voluntarily recalled their U.S. releases of fentanyl transdermal.
Yet the risks remain. Fentanyl pain patches remain available to the U.S. market. Alza Corporation manufactures the Duragesic brand and Sandoz manufactures a generic version of the product. As such, your life remains in danger.
How To Get Your Compensation For Physical, Emotional and Financial Losses Related To the Faulty Fentanyl Pain Patches
The courts are on your side. In a recent fentanyl lawsuit filed by the estate of a stricken 34-year-old mother, the appeals court upheld a $13.3 million award. Fentanyl patches are deadly. If you are experiencing physical, financial or emotional injury as a result of fentanyl, now is the time to seek legal counsel. If you are acting as the estate of someone who has passed away as a result of using the fentanyl patch pain relief system, now is the time to complete a no cost, easy to file fentanyl evaluation request.