When Christopher Trejo was sixteen he suffered from reaction known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis after taking Motrin as directed for less than one week. This reaction caused severe inside-out exfoliating damage affecting all of his mucosal membranes, which are like second- and third-degree burns over one hundred percent of his body. This reaction also caused severe pulmonary damage, near-blindness, infertility, whole-body scarring and hypoxic brain injury. Trejo’s abilities to hear, smell, see, taste, and touch have been severely reduced. This case was recently the subject of a dangerous drug lawsuit.
During the trial, the jury heard evidence that Motrin lacked adequate warnings about Stevens – Johnson syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, which have caused deaths and severe and permanent injuries to a several people who had used Motrin products. The jury also Motrin has been improperly labeled and should have been changed years ago to warn consumers about these and other severe reactions and side effects. The jury’s verdict of $48.2 million for general, special, and punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson as well as its fully owned subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare is record setting.
Unfortunately cases similar to this one occur all too often to people all across the United States including to the residents of Tennessee. If you feel that you or someone you care about has been seriously injured as a result of taking medication that was improperly labeled, then you should speak with one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee dangerous drug lawyers as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for what you have suffered. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.