J&J Hit With $63M Verdict Over Children's Motrin Warning

Law360, Washington (February 13, 2013, 6:50 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts jury determined on Wednesday that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about the health risks associated with Children's Motrin and should pay a teenager and her family $63 million after she sustained a life-threatening drug reaction.

Samantha Reckis and her parents are set to receive $109 million, including interest, after she developed toxic epidermal necrolysis in November 2003 due to taking Children's Motrin for a fever. According to the family's attorney, Brad Henry, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit failed to...
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