California Appeals Court Affirms Children's Motrin Defense Verdict

LOS ANGELES -- A California state appeals court on Oct. 20 affirmed a defense verdict in a Children's Motrin case, saying that the trial judge properly excluded an exhibit that was irrelevant and did not err by failing to give the jury a "heeding presumption" instruction ( Sabrina Brierton...

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Take Up Preemption Of Over-The-Counter Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 9 denied a petition by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary asking the high court to find that state law failure-to-warn claims involving over-the-counter (OTC), nonprescription drugs are preempted under the court's 2011 ruling in which...

Massachusetts Jury Awards $63 Million To Girl, Parents For Children's Motrin Injuries

BROCKTON, Mass. - (Mealey's) A Massachusetts state court jury on Feb. 13 awarded $63 million to a family whose young daughter was severely injured by a reaction to Children's Motrin ( Lisa Reckis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. , No. PLCV2007-00064, Mass. Super., Plymouth Co.). According...

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms $10M Children’s Motrin TEN Injury Verdict

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A Pennsylvania appeals court panel on July 22 affirmed a $10 million Children’s Motrin verdict for a girl who suffered toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) after being given the over-the-counter pain/fever reducer at age 3 ( Alicia E. Maya, et al. v. Johnson and...