Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia drug injury lawyers are evaluating Fentanyl pain patch cases from people injured by Fentanyl pain patch side effects.
Alza Corporation makes duragesic Fentanyl pain patches for the treatment of chronic pain. (Janssen Pharmaceuticals markets the patches for this purpose. Both of these companies are Johnson & Johnson owned.)
Serious injuries and deaths from pain medication (Fentanyl) overdoses are associated with these patches. Fentanyl is a painkiller that is approximately 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Crystals of the painkiller can form in the patches and lead to overdoses of the medication.
Overdoses and contact with the drug can cause:
- respiratory depression
- hypoventilation, and
Several juries have awarded multi-million dollar verdicts in Fentanyl pain patch lawsuits to families of people who died from these overdoses. Hundreds of additional plaintiffs have filed Fentanyl pain patch lawsuits against Alza since sales of this product began.
Fentanyl pain patch lawsuits allege that the drug maker:
- manufactured an unreasonably dangerous and defective drug product
- knew that the pain patches could cause serious injury and death to users, and
- failed to adequately warn the public of these risks
Pain medications, including Fentanyl pain patches, can also lead to opioid addiction. For additional information on opioid addiction injuries and lawsuits, see Philadelphia Opioid Addiction Lawyers.
Feldman & Pinto also offers representation to governmental entities, hospitals, labor unions, insurance companies, and other private entities to recover excess costs incurred as a result of the opioid epidemic. Learn more about this non-individual opioid litigation at Pennsylvania Opioid Litigation Lawyers.
Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers also institute actions against doctors who are responsible for patients’ Fentanyl pain patch injuries. A doctor who negligently prescribes and / or monitors a patient’s use of these patches can be legally responsible for the patient’s fentanyl overdose injuries or death.
Contact a Philadelphia Fentanyl Pain Patch Lawyer
You may be entitled to money damages if you suffered personal injuries or a loved one died after use of Fentanyl pain patches. Please contact Feldman & Pinto to learn more about filing a Fentanyl pain patch lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the compensation and justice you and your family deserve.
While a lawsuit cannot restore your health, it can help cover medical and other bills caused by your injury. It can also compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced from your exposure to this dangerous drug.