Fentanyl Recall Lawyer Information
Have You or a Loved One Suffered from Fentanyl Patch Use?
If you or a loved one has used a Fentanyl Patch to manage chronic pain, you could be in great danger.
Many of these patches are subject to recall due to various defects. If you think you have experienced
any adverse affects, you need to contact a Fentanyl recall lawyer as soon as possible.
These Fentanyl patches have also resulted in multiple wrongful deaths. In the event that a Fentanyl
Patch is responsible for taking away a loved one or close friend, you may be eligible for compensation
via Fentanyl lawsuit.
Basic Fentanyl Information
Fentanyl, also found in the brand name Duragesic, is a drug that provides pain relief and is only available
by prescription. You can take the drug by:
• Administering a skin patch, which lasts for 2-3 days (most common)
• Injecting it into a vein
• Swallowing it in pill form
• Or sucking on a grape-flavored cone attached to a stick
How does it work? It blocks certain pain receptors in both the spinal cord and the brain. Similar to
morphine and other drugs, this is anything but a mild painkiller. Instead, this is often used as the final
option for chronic pain–once all other painkilling medication has failed to do the job.
What is the Problem with Fentanyl Patches?
In order to dull extreme chronic pain, the drug must be extremely potent. And while it does its job
well, it comes along with plenty of side effects and a very real overdose danger. The medication must
be taken in a carefully controlled manner. Therein lies the problem with many of the Fentanyl patch
What people have experienced, and what you or a loved one may have felt firsthand, is that some of
these patches are flawed by design. While they are intended to release a controlled, steady flow of
medication, they can leak and end up administering dangerously large doses of the drug.
Manufacturers Have Recalled Many Fentanyl Patch Products
As more information comes out on the dangerous pharmaceutical, more and more manufacturers of
Fentanyl Pain Patches are pulling their products off the shelves of stores everywhere. A few examples
• PriCara — On February 12, 2008, the company issued a press release stating they were recalling
all 25 microgram per hour Fentanyl Patches. Sold under the brand name Duragesic, these
patches were possibly cut along one side and could cause users direct exposure of the Fentanyl
gel. The press release warned that this could be fatal. It also gave instructions on immediate
actions to take if you had been exposed to the gel.
• Actavis Inc. — In the same month, Actavis Inc. recalled 14 lots of Fentanyl patches they had
sold in the United States. These patches were made by Corium International Inc., who was
contracted out by Actavis Inc. The reason? A defect in which the patch folds over and leaks extra
pain medication. This could lead to possible overdoes
• Were any deaths reported? Not necessarily in connection with the above recalls. However, the FDA has
since reported well over a 100 fatalities associated with defective Fentanyl patches.
Other Side Effects to Look Out For
Fentanyl has quite the rap sheet in respect to dangerous side effects. A few of these are:
• Difficulty with urination and breathing
• Various skin reactions
• And many more
How Do I Know I Have Grounds to File a Fentanyl Lawsuit?
If any of the information conveyed in this article sounds similar to your personal experience, you may be
able to recover damages by contacting an experienced lawyer that handles pharmaceutical recalls. We
will fight for you by filing a Fentanyl lawsuit.
When you contact a lawyer at the Ogletree Abbott Law Firm, we will schedule a free, no obligation
consultation. During this consultation we will:
1. Listen to your story
2. Analyze any evidence you may have accumulated
3. Determine if you have a case
4. Let you know the next step
In the event that we do not feel your case can go any further, we will be forthright and let you know. If
we feel you do have a legitimate case, we will proceed in preparation for your Fentanyl lawsuit. Either
way, you have nothing to lose. It costs nothing to find out! However, you cannot know for sure until you
have spoken with a Fentanyl attorney’s office.
Let the Ogletree Abbott Law Firm Help You
We are here to help three types of people:
1. Those who experienced a Fentanyl overdoes due to a faulty patch and have lived to tell about it
2. Those whose loved one wrongfully passed away as the result of a Fentanyl patch malfunction
3. People who have experienced other serious yet unexpected side effects of the drug
If you fall under any of the above categories, you are in a position to take advantage of our services.
What can you expect from us?
• Personal attention — Typically, when you choose a larger law firm, you end up having to
navigate through red tape to even speak to your own lawyer. What you get instead are
voicemail boxes, secretaries, and unreturned calls. Not here. At the Ogletree Abbott Law Firm,
caring for you is our priority. You are more than a paycheck … more than a number. You are our
• Meticulous planning — If our experience has taught us anything, it is that a successful case relies
heavily on thoroughness in planning. You need to be prepared for every twist and turn and
curveball the defense could possibly throw at you. That is why we pride ourselves in stringent
• Aggression in advocating — When you hire a Fentanyl recall lawyer from our firm, do not expect
someone who is going to kick back and wait around for a response from the defendant. Instead,
know that your lawyer will come out swinging for the fences as soon as adequate preparation
has taken place.
If a Fentanyl patch has turned your life upside down, you need outside help. Let us be your advocate.
Email us today at mail@OgletreeAbbott.com or call 800-779-4950 and get help from a reputable
Fentanyl recall lawyer! Live in Houston? Then call us locally at 713-223-1234.