US High court rejects appeal over $63M judgment in Motrin case



    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

     
     

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