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Chicago Jury Awards $16.56 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Duragesic Pain Patch Manufacturer

A Cook County jury awarded $16.56 million to the family of a 38-year old mother of three who died from a fentanyl overdose following her use of a Duragesic pain patch. After a three-week product liability trial, the jury returned the verdict against two defendants, both of which are Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries. This marks the fourth such wrongful death verdict against these companies in regard to the Duragesic fentanyl patch. Just the day before this trial began, a Florida jury awarded $13.3 million in a similar lawsuit against the same defendants. There are 60 more Duragesic lawsuits pending in courts across the country.
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