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Motrin Lawsuits

Motrin Lawsuits

Juries have awarded over $120 million to kids who nearly died after taking Children’s Motrin. Until 2005, the label did not include warnings about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a rare but serious allergic skin reaction that causes the top layer of skin to peel off.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Motrin induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with SJS, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

$10 Million Children’s Motrin Lawsuit

In July 2014, Johnson & Johnson lost an appeal of a $10 million jury verdict awarded to a girl who was severely injured by Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after taking Children’s Motrin. The girl was just 3 years old when she was injured. She lost 84% of her skin and went blind in one eye.

Other Big Jury Verdicts in Motrin Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson has lost other lawsuits involving Children’s Motrin. In September 2011, a California jury awarded $48 million to a man who developed SJS after he used Motrin in October 2005. In February 2013, a jury in Massachusetts awarded $63 million to the family of Samantha Reckis, a 7 year-old girl who developed TENS and lost 90% of her skin after she was given Motrin in 2003.

What is Motrin?

Motrin is a prescription-strength brand-name version of the painkiller ibuprofen. It is regularly used by millions of people worldwide for the treatment of mild or moderate pain, inflammation, arthritis, and to reduce fever. It belongs to a class of drugs called “Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs” or NSAIDs.

Motrin and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

The first case reports linking ibuprofen and SJS were published in the 1980s, but the label on Children’s Motrin was not updated with warnings until 2005. Studies have shown that children are more likely to develop SJS from Motrin than adults. Just one dose of Motrin can cause SJS.

Updated Warnings for Motrin and SJS

Anyone who takes Motrin should seek emergency medical attention at the first sign of a skin rash or allergic reaction, unless the rash is clearly not drug-related. The early symptoms include a flu-like illness, fatigue, fever, and nausea. The rash can develop anywhere on the body. It is painful, raised, red or purple, and spreads within hours.

What is SJS?

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a rare but severe allergic reaction that can occur after a single dose of Motrin. SJS causes a painful skin rash and blisters that spread over the entire body. It also causes inflammation of the mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, genitals, etc.). Over a few days, the top layer of skin dies and peels off. Common complications include infections, blindness, pneumonia, organ damage, scarring, disfigurement, and death. When the rash covers 30% of the body or more, SJS is called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Up to 50% of cases of TEN are deadly.

Do I have a Motrin Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Motrin induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with SJS, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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