A Pennsylvania jury ruled last month that Johnson & Johnson unit must pay $10 million in damages to the family of a 13-year-old girl who suffered skin burns and eye damage after she took Children’s Motrin to treat a fever and cough. J&J’s McNeil Consumer Products unit was found to be responsible for the injuries suffered by Brianna Maya. Maya was left blind in one eye and suffered burns over 84 percent of her body after taking Motrin in 2000 when she was three years old. She is now 13.
It has been proved that J&J and McNeil failed to properly warn parents about Motrin’s risks. J&J, the world’s second-biggest seller of medical products, recalled more than 40 consumer brands last year, among them varieties of children’s and infants’ Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph Aspirin, over fears that the drugs had been tainted by production problems. As a result, regulators began to exercise more oversight at McNeil plants. Keith Jensen, a lawyer with Jensen, Balew & Gonzalez, a firm located in Ft. Worth, Texas, represented the Plaintiff and he did a good job.
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