Cardiac Arrest Linked to Duragesic Patches
Duragesic Patch Recall
Duragesic patches are used to treat chronic pain, most commonly in cancer patients who get little or no relief from other pain relievers. The patch releases fentanyl, which is a pain medication 80 times stronger than morphine.
However, in 2005, the FDA issued a warning about a possible link between Duragesic patches and death. In addition, there was also a recall of Duragesic patches because of possible leaks. If the fentanyl leaks from the patch, it can be inadvertently ingested or absorbed through the skin and cause cardiac or respiratory arrest.
If you or a loved one were injured by the defective Duragesic patch, contact a lawyer today.