Defective Pain Patch
Defective pain patch lawsuit
First of all, our next law alert involves a recent lawsuit involving a defective pain patch. A Texas jury ruled that a Fentanyl pain patch was indeed defective and awarded the deceased woman’s family over $700,000. (Let’s call the woman Ms. Jones)
Severely injured in a car accident
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the defective pain patch, unsuccessfully argued that Ms. Jones had actually died of a heart attack caused by Ms. Jones’ obesity. The jury rejected this argument, citing the evidence of the amount of powerful fentanyl in Ms. Jones system. Also, along with the evidence showing other patches, made at almost the same time, had been recalled for similar defects. Finally, the totality of evidence was sufficient to show it was the defective pain patch that caused Ms. Jones’ death.
Modern medical science can and does work amazing wonders. But sometimes cases like these, similarly remind us that even advancements in medical technology can sometimes lead to mistakes.
Have you been hurt by a faulty product or someone’s negligent act? Please contact our office for a free legal consultation. Dan Street of STREET LAW FIRM has handled many of such medical malpractice and defective product suits. In fact, he has won his clients tens of millions of dollars in settlements like this. Call him today.