Doctor Prescribed the Fentanyl Patch to a Patient and They Died

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Fentanyl in a patch form was designed for people with breakthrough pain, people who had been on opioids before, and people who have long-term pain control problems. The mistakes that occur are when this medication is given to the wrong person and they have a reaction or overdose and die. This medication, however can be tremendous for some patients.

Doctors are criticized when they give this drug to someone who has not been on an opioid before or someone who only has temporary pain. And, when this happens and the patient has a reaction or an overdose and dies, the physician can be held responsible in a medical malpractice case.

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Jim Dodson
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