Jury Awards Man $48M For Extreme Reaction To Motrin

Law360, Los Angeles (October 4, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday awarded $48 million to a man who sued Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary after developing a severe skin condition from taking the pain reliever Motrin.

Christopher Trejo filed a product liability suit against J&J and McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals in 2005, saying he suffered Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and its more severe variation, toxic epidermal necrolysis, after taking Motrin at the age of 16 to treat aches and pains.

Trejo, now 22, suffered pulmonary damage, near blindness and hypoxic brain...
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