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In November, Johnson & Johnson lost its fourth (out of four) fentanyl pain patch case in DiCosolo v. Janssen from Cook Co., Ill., according to Bloomberg.
In the case, the jury was convinced that an overdose of fentanyl was the cause of a patient’s death. DiCosolo’s survivors were awarded $16.6 million.
Johnson & Johnson also in October was ordered to pay more than $13 million to the family of a woman who overdosed on pain patches. In Hodgemire v. Janssen, from Seminole County, Fla., Johnson & Johnson was found 80% at fault (for having flawed patches) and a physician assistant was found 20% at fault for giving bad medical advice.