In June 2016, the FDA said it was investigating a “large number” of reports of severe burns, scars, and skin problems from the Zecuity migraine patch.
Need a Texas Migraine Patch Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with burns or scars, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
UPDATE: Zecuity Recall
June 10, 2016 — Teva Pharmaceuticals has recalled Zecuity due to a large number of reports involving severe burns and permanent scarring. Click here to read more.
The migraine patch Zecuity delivers a drug called sumatriptan through the skin on the upper arm. It works using a battery-powered electrical current.
Zecuity and Skin Problems
Skin problems are the most common side effect of Zecuity, according to the manufacturer. In clinical trials, one in four patients complained about pain, and more than half experienced redness under the patch.
The manufacturer says it is normal to experience mild tingling for 30 seconds due to the electrical current. However, moderate or severe pain is not normal and the patch should be removed immediately.
FDA Safety Warning for Scars and Burns
In June 2016, the FDA issued a Safety Communication to say they had received a “large number” of adverse event reports involving migraine patch skin reactions, such as:
- Severe burns
- Skin discoloration
- Cracked skin
What Should I Do?
- Never wear the migraine patch while showering, bathing, or swimming
- Take the migraine patch off immediately if you experience moderate or severe pain
- Tell your doctor if you experience a skin reaction
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our trial lawyers are not currently filing a class action lawsuit for victims of the migraine patch. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals and only accepting cases involving severe injuries.
About Class Actions
Class actions are a popular and efficient way for a lot of people to seek compensation for similar legal claims. When everyone joins together, they can collectively seek a settlement or jury verdict. If compensation is awarded, members of the class action share equally.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The problem with class actions is that they are not designed to maximize compensation for individual plaintiffs with the most serious injuries. Another problem is that plaintiffs often must accept “low-ball” settlements and higher attorneys’ fees.
Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on helping victims with severe injuries. We specialize in helping victims seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies who sell dangerous products and fail to warn about side effects.
Need a Migraine Patch Lawyer in Texas?
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Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas migraine patch lawyers for a free lawsuit review.