US High court rejects appeal over $63M judgment in Motrin case
Jan 19, Washington: The Supreme Court in Massachusetts has rejected an appeal from the manufacturer of Children's Motrin over a $63 million judgment awarded to a family whose daughter developed a life-threatening disease after taking the medicine.
The justices on Tuesday let stand a lower court ruling that said Johnson & Johnson should pay the judgment awarded to the family of Samantha Reckis, media reports said.
Reckis was seven in 2003 when she was given the ibuprofen product for a fever. She developed a rare skin disease and was blinded.
A jury ruled in 2013 that the company failed to provide sufficient warnings about potential side effects.
The Oslo Times