Jury Finds J&J Liable For Death Caused By Duragesic

A federal court jury in Florida has found Johnson and Johnson and its subsidiaries liable in the death of a 21 year old man who was wearing a poweful pain killing patch, Duragesic, when he passed out and died. The jury returned a verdict of $5.5 million in favor of the man’s family, after finding that Johnson and Johnson was negilgent in producing the patch and in failing to provide adequate warnings. This is the second time in a year that a jury has found J&J liable for problems attributable to Duragesic, as last year, a jury in Houston, Texas returned a similiar verdict.