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FDA Alerts Fentanyl Patch can be Deadly to Children

May 9, 2012

On April 19th, 2012 the US FDA issued a safety alert to warn patients, caregivers and health care professionals about the dangers of accidental exposure to and improper storage and disposal of the Fentanyl patch because young children have died or become seriously ill from accidental exposure to the patch. Fentanyl is the generic name for an extremely potent synthetic narcotic drug often used for cancer patients. On January 3rd, 2012, a California man, Jose Campuzano filed a lawsuit (case no 120100086) at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas alleging that his wife, Charlene Manzo, died as a result of using a Fentanyl pain patch. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful, proven advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so anyone can easily and inexpensively deal with cases of Fentanyl severe adverse events. [http://www.attorneyone.com/fentanyl-lawsuits/ .

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2012

The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Fentanyl severe adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.

On April 19th, 2012 the US FDA issued a safety alert to warn patients, caregivers and health care professionals about the dangers of accidental exposure to and improper storage and disposal of the fentanyl patch because young children have died or become seriously ill from accidental exposure to the patch. Fentanyl is the generic name for an extremely potent synthetic narcotic drug often used for cancer patients. According to the FDA, there have been 26 cases of accidental exposure to fentanyl since 1997, most of them involving children younger than 2 years old. There have been 10 deaths and an additional 12 cases requiring hospitalization.

On January 3rd, 2012, a California man, Jose Campuzano filed a lawsuit (case no 120100086) at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas alleging that his wife, Charlene Manzo, died as a result of using a Fentanyl pain patch. According to the lawsuit, Manzo died on Jan. 9, 2010, shortly after receiving a prescription from her doctor for 100 mcg and 75 mcg Fentanyl patches for the control of pain.

AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Fentanyl severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Fentanyl remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”

According to the FDA safety alert, “an overdose of fentanyl–caused when the child either swallows the patch or applies it to his or her own skin–can cause death by slowing breathing and increasing the levels of carbon dioxide in the blood.”

AttorneyOne.com has further information on Fentanyl lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA Attorney One was founded in 2004 and is not a law firm. They offer a nationwide legal service which helps consumers find the best representation for their legal needs. You can learn more about Fentanyl at our website. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AttorneyOne. Checkout earlier news from us at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9478535.htm.

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