A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $10 million in a case in which the plaintiffs argued that a young girl’s use of Motrin caused a severe skin disease that left her blind in one eye and with skin sloughing off all over her body.
The jury in Maya v. Johnson & Johnson found in a 10-2 verdict that Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil-PPC Inc. was negligent in not providing an accurate warning on the label of over-the-counter Children’s Motrin and that it was the factual cause of plaintiff Brianna Maya’s injuries, according to a transcript of the court proceedings. The jury also found that McNeil was not negligent in designing the drug and that McNeil’s conduct was not outrageous. Motrin is more commonly known as ibuprofen.
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