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J&J to Pay $10 Million in SJS Case

This is a settlement for the Drugs/Medical Devices lawsuit.

Washington, DC: A jury in Pennsylvania has ruled that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must pay $10 million in damages to the family of a little girl who suffered adverse effects known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, after taking Children's Motrin.

Brianna Maya took the Motrin to treat a fever and cough in 2000. She suffered skin burns and eye damage so severely that she is now blind in one eye and had to be treated for burns to 84% of her body. She was just three and half years old at the time.

Motrin is manufactured by McNeil Consumer Products, a subsidiary of J&J, and was one of the drugs included in the massive and ongoing recalls by J&J over possible defective products related to production problems at facilities in the US.

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Published on May-23-11


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