Last Updated on January 22, 2019
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Anyone who used the Zecuity patch for migraines and suffered burns or scarring as a result.
- What Started This Investigation?
- The FDA announced that "a large number of patients" had problems, including burns, blisters and cracked skin, from wearing the patch.
- How a Lawsuit Can Help
- Patients injured by Zecuity may be able to collect money for mental suffering, physical pain, medical bills, scarring/disfigurement and lost wages.
Reports have surfaced that the Zecuity migraine patch can cause burns, rashes, scarring and other serious side effects. The FDA has even released a statement telling both patients and doctors to stop using the product.
How Can a Class Action Lawsuit Help Me?
If a class action lawsuit is filed and is successful, people who suffered burns and other side effects may be owed money from the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, for:
- Physical suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages, if they needed time off work
- Compensation for disfigurement and scarring
- Money for medical expenses, including the cost of the patches themselves
Furthermore, a successful class action lawsuit could require that Teva permanently remove the product from the market.
Has Zecuity Been Recalled?
While a product recall has not officially been issued, Teva agreed in June 2016 to temporarily suspend sales of Zecuity until it could investigate the problems reportedly associated with the patch. In connection with this action, the FDA updated its original safety alert to warn doctors that they should stop prescribing Zecuity. The agency also said that patients should discontinue use of any remaining patches and contact their physicians for alternative treatments.
Rashes, Burns, Scarring and Other Problems Linked to Zecuity
Several days before Teva Pharmaceuticals announced that it would be temporarily suspending sales of Zecuity, the FDA released a safety alert that stated “a large number of patients” had problems with the patch. These problems included:
- Cracked skin
- Severe redness
Although the label on Zecuity warns of irritation, bruising and rashes, attorneys believe the manufacturer failed to properly warn patients and doctors about more serious side effects – including burns and potentially permanent scarring.
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