J&J Unit Reaches Settlement In Tylenol Death Suit

Law360, New York (August 1, 2016, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A woman on Monday agreed to settle her claims that a Johnson & Johnson unit's bacteria-contaminated Children's Tylenol killed her young son, eight months after a California federal jury's deadlock resulted in a mistrial.

U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt said he had received a notice of a settlement between Kindra Robertson and McNeil-PPC Inc., and dismissed her suit without prejudice. Robertson had claimed that McNeil knew the harmful bacteria Bacillus circulans was present in an ingredient used to make the batch of Children's Tylenol she gave to her 11-year-old son Tyler Robertson shortly before he died of sepsis and bacterial pneumonia....

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