Fentanyl Pain Patch Linked to Fatal Overdoses

by Staff Blogger | September 20th, 2016

Pain management is an important component of treating conditions that cause chronic pain. Most physicians take a multifaceted approach to pain management, prescribing a combination of non-prescription and prescription treatments. One common prescription treatment in recent years has been Fentanyl, an adhesive patch that releases narcotic-grade pain medication into a patient’s bloodstream over a 48-72-hour period. Although effective when manufactured correctly, defective Fentanyl patches can lead to overdose and even death.

Because Fentanyl is 80 times more potent than morphine, the FDA warns that patients who are wrongly prescribed the treatment could be at serious risk of overdose. However, some patients who were correctly prescribed Fentanyl are experiencing overdoses as well due to defective patches being released by the manufacturer. Due to this risk, Fentanyl patches have been recalled to reduce the number of impacted patients, but for many, it’s too late.

If you or a loved one suffered an overdose after using a Fentanyl pain patch, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer. Call our experienced drug injury lawyers today for a free evaluation of your claim. We’re ready to hear your story and fight for what you deserve. Don’t let the manufacturer profit off of your misfortune. Contact us today.