Fentanyl Pain Patch Lawyers

Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. has handled numerous lawsuits against manufacturers of time-release fentanyl patches for making defective products and failing to adequately warn patients of the dangers their products possess. Several cases involve patch malfunctions which cause patients to absorb an excessive amount of fentanyl, resulting in life-threatening side effects including death.

Do you have a potential fentanyl patch lawsuit?

The defective medical devices litigation lawyers at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. has experienced trial lawyers who focus on representing plaintiffs in fentanyl-related litigation.  If you or a family member has suffered serious injury, coma or death stemming from the use of a fentanyl patch, contact the personal injury attorneys at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. today to schedule an appointment.

Pain patch manufacturers include Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, L.P.; Alza Corporation; Actavis South Atlantic, LLC; Sandoz; and Cephalon, Inc. Although many manufacturers of fentanyl transdermal pain patches have voluntarily recalled various lots of their patches, and the FDA has issued Public Health Advisories related to the fentanyl patch dangers, defective patches are still on the market today.

Fentanyl patch manufacturers are finally being brought to justice for the damage their defective products have inflicted on consumers. On June 19, 2007, a $5.5 million jury verdict was awarded in a case against Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries Alza Corporation and Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, the manufacturers of the Duragesic fentanyl transdermal pain patch. The lawsuit was brought by the family of Adam Hendleson, a 28-year-old Florida man who died while wearing a fentanyl transdermal pain patch. This case, the first federal trial involving a fentanyl patch, was tried in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division by Jim Orr, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.’s Fentanyl litigation co-counsel. On November 17, 2008, Orr won another case against the same manufacturers in a Cook County Circuit Court, winning a $16.5 million jury verdict for the family of 38-year-old Janice DiCosolo, a mother of three who died while wearing the patch in 2004.

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