(WiredPRNews) – Dallas, TX, — Eberstein & Witherite, LLP, a Dallas drug litigation lawyer firm, stresses the importance of keeping people informed about the harmful effects of drugs that can lead to wrongful death or can cause unnecessary pain and suffering from the drug’s use. The expert injury attorneys and the bilingual legal staff at the lawyer’s office works hard and fights for the rights of their clients to gain verdicts and settlements in their favor. For this reason, the Dallas attorneys bring forward the story of Fentanyl pain patches to help create awareness among the public.
Fentanyl pain patches are one such product that has turned out to be lethal when used by patients seeking relief from pain. These pain patches have been the source of the wrongful death of a 28-year old man in June 2007. The family received $5 million from the manufacturers of Fentanyl in compensation since the man’s death occurred while he was wearing the defective Duragesic Fentanyl pain patch.
Fentanyl pain patches are used to relieve the patient from severe pain. Fentanyl belongs to the family of oxycodone, methadone and morphine. The patches slowly release the drug to keep patients free from pain. At the same time, Fentanyl becomes extremely harmful if the patient’s skin or the person who is administering the patch comes directly in contact with the drug. This exposure may lead to breathing problems and an accidental over dose can lead to death. It was observed that the patches had leak which was leading to the overflow of gel.
After learning about the an assortment of drug defects, the FDA issued instructions for the recall of defective products by manufacturers. As a result, on February 18, 2008, Novartis AG’s Sandoz, Johnson & Johnson, and Actavis Inc. announced the recall of Fentanyl pain patches from the market. The FDA has also cautioned patients from the drug’s potential danger.
Patients who have used the Fentanyl pain patch and are now facing health problems, as well as the families of the deceased who have died after using the pain patches should immediately contact the Dallas drug litigation lawyers and file for compensation claim against the companies who are responsible for the wrongful death or pain and suffering of their loved ones.
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