Fentanyl Lawsuits

Heygood, Orr & Pearson is the leading law firm in the United States representing family members in lawsuits against fentanyl patch manufacturers and distributors. Our attorneys have represented more families who have lost a loved one from a defective Fentanyl patch and tried more lawsuits against the manufacturers of defective pain patches than all other lawyers in the country combined. Our law firm has also settled more cases against the manufacturers of defective patches than all other lawyers throughout the United States.

In connection with the hundreds of fentanyl lawsuits filed by Heygood, Orr & Pearson on behalf of their clients, the attorneys at the firm have examined under oath hundreds of drug company executives, scientists, engineers, physicians and manufacturing workers. Heygood, Orr & Pearson has also retained the best expert witnesses in the country in the areas of toxicology, pathology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and patch technology.

In addition, Heygood, Orr & Pearson has obtained millions of pages of documents from the drug companies related to fentanyl patches, which have been reviewed, analyzed and cataloged  In doing so, Heygood, Orr & Pearson has amassed by far the most extensive library and collection of documents and depositions related to Fentanyl patches in existence. In many ways, the documents and depositions in the Heygood, Orr & Pearson Fentanyl library is more extensive than any in the possession of the pharmaceutical companies.

Fentanyl Lawsuits Filed by Heygood, Orr & Pearson

In the very first jury trial by the lawyers of Heygood, Orr & Pearson against makers of a Fentanyl transdermal pain patch, a Florida jury awarded a $5.5 million verdict to the family of Adam Hendleson, a man who died while wearing a Duragesic Fentanyl pain patch. Jim Orr, partner at Heygood, Orr & Pearson and lead trial attorney in the Hendelson case told the New York Times, “Tests showed that Adam had three times the lethal dose of Fentanyl in his system at the time of his death.”

More recently, Heygood, Orr & Pearson obtained a $16,560,000 judgment for the family of a Cicero, Illinois woman who died while wearing a Duragesic Fentanyl transdermal pain patch. After a three-week trial, a Chicago jury found two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries liable for the death of 38-year-old Janice DiCosolo, a mother of three. Mrs. DiCosolo died as a result of using a defective Duragesic patch that her doctor had prescribed to alleviate the intense pain she experienced from a neurological condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

Michael Heygood, a partner at Heygood, Orr & Pearson and trial attorney in the Dicosolo case, stated after the trial, “Janice Dicosolo is dead because the companies that made her Fentanyl patch refused to put the health, safety and welfare of their customers ahead of their corporate greed. It is gratifying when a jury listens and makes a decision based upon the evidence and not upon unsupported arguments by a company refusing to take responsibility for their action.”

Hurt By Fentanyl? Get Help With Your Case!

The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson achieve the highest compensation possible for families who lost a loved one due to a defective fentanyl patch. On behalf of families across the United States, Heygood, Orr & Pearson is actively pursuing cases and lawsuits involving victims of fentanyl overdoses.

If you or a loved one suffered an overdose or other complications from the use of a Duragesic or fentanyl pain patch, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation about your case, contact the law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001 or by filling out our free case evaluation form located on this page.