Lawyers representing the parents of children who have contracted Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) after taking Children’s Motrin and Children’s Tylenol are arguing that Johnson & Johnson, the makers of the drugs, didn’t properly warn the parents of the risks involved in taking the popular over-the-counter pain killers.
As some of the SJS lawsuits are happening in courtrooms across the country, lawyers are all arguing the same point: that Johnson & Johnson officials were aware of the risks of people developing SJS and its more advanced form, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS), after studies showed that Motrin and Tylenol can cause a harmful and potentially deadly drug reaction that can cause the body to burn from the inside out.
A lawyer representing a Philadelphia family has stated that the victim, Brianna Maya, 13, is now blind in one eye after having suffered from burns that affected 84 percent of her body because of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. The girl was taking Motrin and Tylenol in 2000 when she was just 3 years old.
During his closing arguments, the attorney said [the medications] “destroyed her life before she was old enough to understand what was happening to her.” The family’s lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson. The drug giant has already faced at least two other juries over claims that they hid the risks of SJS from the public by not placing the information on warning labels.
In one case in California, Johnson & Johnson wasn’t held liable for an 11-year-old’s Stevens-Johnson syndrome which developed while the child was taking Tylenol. Two years later, a federal jury in Illinois did award one family $3.5 million after a child suffered from SJS after taking Children’s Motrin.
If your child is suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome after taking Children’s Tylenol or Children’s Motrin, contact SJS attorney Greg Jones for a free consultation today. I am experienced at fighting drug companies and may be able to help you recover money for the injuries.