Heygood, Orr & Pearson is the leading law firm in the United States representing family members in lawsuits against fentanyl patch manufacturers and distributors. The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson 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 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.”
If you or a loved one has been injured after using the fentanyl pain patch, you may qualify to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. To find out if you are eligible to file a fentanyl lawsuit, contact the attorneys at Heygood, Orr & Pearson for a free legal consultation. You can reach us by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-877-466-9001, or by completing the free case evaluation form located on this page.