Duragesic patches have been used by patients who suffer from ongoing, chronic pain. Unfortunately, the use of these patches has also led to numerous life-threatening illnesses and even death. If you have suffered a severe side effect from using Duragesic patches, you should consult with a Chicago injury lawyer.Duragesic patches contain a narcotic drug that has been linked to severe injuries and fatalities. While the patches were approved by the FDA in 1990, since then numerous warnings and recalls have been issued. Additionally, many lawsuits have been settled with some still pending.Some of the serious side effects from using Duragesic patches have included cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. Numerous other side effects, including withdrawal symptoms, have also been experienced.Injuries that are a result of taking dangerous prescription drugs can lead to an Illinois product liability claim. Anyone who is involved in the making and selling of dangerous prescription drugs could potentially be held liable for damages.You may be entitled to file an Illinois product liability claim in the quest for compensation for your injuries after using Duragesic patches. By talking to a lawyer who has experience in these types of cases, you will have a better understanding of whether you have grounds for legal recourse. Hiring a Chicago Injury LawyerThe Chicago injury lawyer team at Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has experience handling complex product liability claims involving dangerous prescription drugs. For a free case evaluation and help preparing your evidence contact us today – 312-263-1080.