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Fentanyl Patch Lawsuit, Fentanyl Pain Patch Lawsuit | Watson Pharmaceuticals Fentanyl Pain Patch Lawsuit
Fentanyl Patch Lawsuit, Fentanyl Pain Patch Lawsuit | Watson Pharmaceuticals Fentanyl Pain Patch Lawsuit | Side Effects That May Be Cause By Fetanyl Patch / Fentanyl Pain Patch : Slow, shallow or difficult breathing, Slow heartbeat, Severe sleepiness, Cold, clammy skin, Trouble with walking or talking, Feeling faint, dizzy or confused
The leading law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP is investigating potential lawsuit claims involving injuries caused by Fentanyl Pain Patches marketed by Watson Pharmaceuticals. Over the years, Watson has issued several recalls of its Fentanyl Transdermal System patches for manufacturing defects, some of which could have exposed users to dangerous amounts of Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid narcotic, and excessive exposure to this drug via a defective pain patch can lead to Fentanyl overdose, serious injuries and even death.
Fentanyl Pain Patch side effects may include:
- Slow, shallow or difficult breathing
- Slow heartbeat
- Severe sleepiness
- Cold, clammy skin
- Trouble with walking or talking
- Feeling faint, dizzy or confused
If you or someone you loved suffered a Fentanyl overdose due to exposure to a defective Watson Fentanyl pain patch, you may be entitled to compensation. The defective medical device attorneys of Alonso Krangle, LLP have extensive experience representing the victims of defective drugs, and will work with you to file a Fentanyl lawsuit if you or a loved one suffered a Fentanyl overdose because of a defective Watson Fentanyl Pain Patch. The Watson Fentanyl Pain Patch lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are currently offering free lawsuit consultations. To learn more about the legal options at your disposal, please contact the Watson Fentanyl Pain Patch injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP today.
Watson Pharmaceuticals Fentanyl Pain Patch Side Effects and Injuries
Fentanyl is a Class 2 narcotic, the strongest narcotic doctors can prescribed under federal law. Fentanyl is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine, and can be highly addictive. Fentanyl Pain Patches, like the Fentanyl Transdermal System patches manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals, alleviate chronic pain in opioid tolerant patients by releasing a regulated, and low dose of the drug over a period of 48 hours. If a pain patch is defectively manufactured, however, a user can be exposed to an overdose of Fentanyl. Even people not wearing the patch – such as a caregiver, or a child being held by a patch-wearer – can come into to contact with a dangerous amount of Fentanyl if the patch is leaking.
In July 2005, the U.S. Food Drug Administration (FDA) said it had received 120 reports of deaths among patients using a Fentanyl Pain Patch. In 2007, the FDA renewed its warning, after receiving more reports of deaths and dangerous side effects among patients using Fentanyl Pain Patches. The FDA asked all Fentanyl patch manufacturers to update their product information immediately and develop a patients medication guide to ensure safe use of the devices.
Watson Fentanyl Pain Patch Recalls
Over the years, Watson Pharmaceuticals has issued Fentanyl Pain Patch recalls because of manufacturing defects, some of which could have resulted in Fentanyl overdose:
- In March 2008, Watson recalled one lot of its Fentanyl Transdermal System patches, because ingredient levels deviated from specifications, possibly resulting in patches that were “super potent.”
- In August 2008, Watson recalled another lot of Fentanyl Transdermal System patches that were leaking Fentanyl gel. According to the company, this could lead to potentially fatal respiratory depression and overdose for the patients using those patches.
- In August 2009, Watson announced that it was recalling one lot of Fentanyl Transdermal System patches, after a number of patches leaking Fentanyl gel were detected in the lot. The recalled Watson Fentanyl Pain Patches could potentially expose patients or caregivers directly to Fentanyl gel.
- In November 2010, Watson recalled yet another lot of Fentanyl Pain Patches, this time because they suffered from a miscalibrated and/or defective delivery system.
Legal Help for Victims of Fentanyl Pain Patch Overdose And Filing A Fetanyl Patch Lawsuit
If you or someone you love suffered a Fentanyl Patch / Fentanyl Pain Patch overdose due to a defective Watson Fentanyl Patch / Fentanyl Pain Patch, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Watson Pharmaceuticals. To discuss your case with the Watson Fentanyl Patch / Fentanyl Pain Patch lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please fill out our online form, or call us.