Thursday, May 19, 2011

J&J's Motrin Burns & Blinds 3&1/2 Year Old Girl

Bloomberg has;

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) failed to warn parents that its Children’s Motrin and Children’s Tylenol pain relievers can cause allergic reactions that leave kids blinded and burned, a lawyer for the family of a girl allegedly injured by the drugs said.

J&J officials had studies linking the pain relievers to a drug reaction that can cause skin burns and eye damage and didn’t provide warnings on the medicines’ labels, Keith Jensen, an attorney for the family of Brianna Maya, told a Philadelphia jury today. Maya was left blind in one eye and suffered burns over 84 percent of her body after taking Motrin and Tylenol in 2000 when she was 3 1/2, Jensen said. She’s now 13 years old.

The pain relievers “destroyed her life before she was old enough to understand” what was happening to her, Jensen said in closing arguments in the trial of the family’s lawsuit against New Brunswick, New Jersey-based J&J. .....

..... “[J&J's] McNeil complied with every federal regulation and that’s what the proof is,” Jones [J&J's Lawyer] told jurors.

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