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A woman allegedly died from Fentanyl overdose after using four Fentanyl patches at once as well as a heat pad which increased the rate of absorption of the drug. The defendant psychiatrist was sued for medical malpractice for not providing adequate instructions, warning, medical examination or a prescription for Fentanyl patches. The plaintiff’s family won $1.3 million in their wrongful death suit.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Virginia Medical Law Report
About: Fentanyl overdose leads to 1.4 million verdict
Date: September 2004
Source: Virginia Medical Law Report
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