A federal jury in West Palm Beach, Fla., has awarded $5.5 million to the estate of a young man who died from an overdose due to the malfunction of a popular prescription pain patch manufactured by two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries -- Alza Corp. and Janssen Pharmaceutica. This is the second time the manufacturers of the Duragesic patch lost at trial. Last July, a state court jury in Houston awarded the family of Michaelynn Thompson $772,500.
Pain Patch Makers Hit With $5.5M Verdict
Daily Business Review
July 10, 2007
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