J&J Win In Children's Motrin Suit Offers New Trial Tactic

Law360, New York (October 6, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson recently convinced a Pennsylvania federal jury that over-the-counter Children's Motrin didn't cause a child to develop the life-threatening skin condition Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a win that attorneys say will help the pharmaceutical giant try more cases involving patients who took a little longer to develop the condition.

In a decision late September, the jury found that the plaintiffs had not shown that over-the-counter Children’s Motrin caused 3-year-old Riley Brown to develop the horrific skin condition that left her blind. Since the jury ruled in favor of J&J on causation, it did not consider the question on the adequacy of its...

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