Past Defeats Bode Ill For J&J In Pa. Children's Motrin Trial

Law360, Philadelphia (September 4, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson has suffered a string of defeats in trials alleging children developed a horrific skin condition after taking the company's over-the-counter pain reliever Children's Motrin, a record attorneys say puts the company at a disadvantage as it heads to a trial slated to start Tuesday in Pennsylvania federal court.

Beasley Firm LLC attorney Maxwell Kennerly said that large verdicts — including a $63 million award in Massachusetts state court and a $10 million award in Pennsylvania state court — are indicative of the strength of claims that the ibuprofen in Children’s Motrin could be tied to the injuries suffered...

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