McNeil Not At Fault In Infant Tylenol Death: Court

Law360, New York (April 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Philadelphia appeals court has overturned a $5 million verdict awarded to the parents of an infant who died after taking too much of McNeil PPC Inc.’s Infants' Tylenol formulation.

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania passed down a memorandum in favor of McNeil on Friday, departing from the trial court’s ruling that even therapeutic doses of Infants' Tylenol could cause enough liver damage to significantly harm children.

The judge ruled that the fault was not McNeil’s, but the parents, who failed to adhere to warnings and...
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