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Chicago jury awards $16.5 million in fentanyl death case

An Illinois jury reviewing a Chicago personal injury lawsuit found two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries liable in the death of an Illinois woman. The Chicago jury ordered the companies to pay the family $16,560,000. When the personal injury victim died in 2004, she was using a patch prescribed to reduce the almost constant pain as a result of a brain injury. The patch is one hundred times stronger than morphine.

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