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.
John's Verdicts & Settlements
John Cushing negotiated this settlement in wrongful death case against a semi driver and his employer. This case involved a semi driver who lost control of his tractor trailer and crossed a median into oncoming traffic. The semi crashed into a minivan of a family traveling to Florida from Chicago on spring break. This collision killed the mother and one of the families three sons. John also represented the surviving husband and two sons who were injured in the collision. The settlement was reached just moments before the President of the defendant corporation was going to have to sit for his deposition.
John secured a 5.1 Million Dollar Verdict on behalf of a man who was struck by a commuter van. John’s client, a member of the US Military was running home from gym where he had been exercising. He stopped in a median waiting for traffic to stop so he could cross when the commuter van drove into the median and hit him. This young man suffered a brain injury resulting in permanent memory and personality disorders.
John secured the largest non-death settlement in the history of Wyoming on behalf of a man who was a passenger in a minivan struck by a semi-tractor-tailor. John’s client was traveling through Wyoming with his family and was asleep in the back seat when the families vehicle was rear-ended by the semi. The semi had been speeding through high winds which were blowing snow across the road and reducing visibility to nearly zero. The semi driver never saw the minivan until the moment before he hit it. John’s client suffered a major brain injury.