On December 31, 2008, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson recalled two lots of 50 mcg Duragesic pain patches due to potential tears in the product. If the product has a rip or tear, there is a potential for direct exposure to the powerful drug within the patch, fentanyl. Direct exposure to the fentanyl gel can result severe reactions up to and including a fatal overdose caused by the medication. Many patients throughout Tennessee and the United States received these potentially defective patches. Out Tennessee Law office has already received multiple calls with concerns.
As a result of the problems with fentanyl patches over recent years, there have been several multimillion dollars verdicts against the manufacturers in products liability cases. Products Liability law have developed to protect people from products that are flawed in either there design, development, or manufacture. Drug cases fall under the products liability umbrella because these case typically involve the defective manufacturing or defective design of the products or drugs that cause the injuries.
At the Higgins Firm, we handle cases and work with other nationally recognized firms across the country involving defective drugs and will fight for your rights. If you have been injured as a result of a leak or other problem with a duragesic pain patch, call Jim Higgins or speak to our staff.