Cushing Law Offices secured a 21-Million-dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson for a defectively designed and manufactured Fentanyl pain patch. John Cushing represented the family of a mother of three who had been prescribe Fentanyl pain patches to treat chronic pain syndrome. One of the patches she received from the defendant was defective and allowed all of the Fentanyl to be delivered at one time rather than over several days as intended. Only days after her death the family received a letter from the pharmaceutical company alerting them to the possible defect. Johnson & Johnson appealed and the Appellate Court upheld the jury’s verdict in favor of the family. This verdict is partly responsible for Johnson & Johnson discontinuing the transdermal delivery system involved in this case and implementing a safer patch design.