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Teenager wins $109MILLION lawsuit after
after 90 percent of her skin falls off
and she goes blind from allergic
reaction to Children´s Motrin

Daily Mail [UK], by Beth Stebner

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/14/2013 6:53:34 AM

A teenager who lost most of her skin and her vision in a horrifying adverse reaction to Children’s Motrin has on Wednesday won $109million from the drug’s manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. Samantha Reckis, who was only seven years old when she took the children’s ibuprofen to combat a fever, suffered a rare but potentially fatal side effect that caused her to go blind and 90 percent of her skin to fall off. In total, the Plymouth, Massachusetts Superior Court jury ruled that Ms Reckis and her parents should be awarded at total of $109million by Johnson & Johnson and its

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For those unaware--Motrin is ibuprofin.

A very sad situation all around. I notice that the lawsuit took ten years to come to trial but because death can be one of the outcomes, I expect defendants were hoping the girl would die before the matter came to court.

A rare complication but still one to bear in mind. The article doesn´t specify if it can happen to adults too

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/14/2013 7:01:58 AM     (No. 9175468)

Is it really the pill´s maufacturer´s fault that a person has a weird reaction to it? Did they have prior notice kids might be at risk for such a reaction?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 2/14/2013 7:18:09 AM     (No. 9175491)

Agree No. 1, it used to be that companies had to be negligent to incur damages. This was a totally bizarre, unique reaction to a drug that millions have taken with no ill effects. It´s horrible, but does the company deserve to be punished?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/14/2013 7:24:20 AM     (No. 9175496)

Posters #1 and #2... agree completely. J&J didn´t set out to cause this reaction in this one 8-year-old. Who ever heard of this anyway!?

I feel bad for the girl (imagine losing your skin!!) and her parents who were helpless watching their precious child suffer like this..... but it was genetics, not Johnson & Johnson, that set this in motion.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: safesword, 2/14/2013 7:30:07 AM     (No. 9175505)

im confused on this one...J&J did not willfully manufacture the product to do this...but,were they aware this could happen and didnt say anything?..i guess i reserve judgement on this...i cannot imagine watching this happen to anyone,let alone my children...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catherine, 2/14/2013 7:35:41 AM     (No. 9175513)

My heart breaks for the girl but everyone is aware of risks with any medication. Should Motrin pay her for her reaction - maybe a little to ease her life a bit but $109 million is over the top.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ramona, 2/14/2013 7:38:59 AM     (No. 9175516)

the link doesn´t work for me.....
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chance_232, 2/14/2013 7:41:31 AM     (No. 9175523)

Playing devil´s advocate here.... Should Skippy and Jiffy peanut butter be held liable because someone died as a result of an allergic reaction? After all,Skippy and Jiffy were well aware that someone could die eating their products.

For every food product, clothing fiber or chemical out there, there is someone,somewhere who will die or have an otherwise adverse reaction to it. I. penicillin...... I personally have a very bad reaction to sodium pentathol. Any surgery that I have,could be my last. And I dont blame the drug manufacturers,I blame faulty genes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 2/14/2013 7:49:23 AM     (No. 9175536)

When you question the decision of the jury, you are leaving out the deciding factor. It was a massachusetts jury. Don´t ask for sanity in that state.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/14/2013 7:55:36 AM     (No. 9175547)

Sorry, about the lack of link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2278431/Samantha-Reckis-Teenager-wins-109MILLION-lawsuit-severe-allergic-reaction-Childrens-Motrin.html



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Reply 10 - Posted by: JackBurton, 2/14/2013 7:55:47 AM     (No. 9175548)

One observation of reality that struck me is that businesses don´t pay taxes; they collect them.

I submit that they don´t really pay lawsuit damages... we all will.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/14/2013 7:56:57 AM     (No. 9175552)

Usually adult males have to take Viagra to get this kind of reaction!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ramona, 2/14/2013 8:00:28 AM     (No. 9175559)

Here´s the link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2278431/Samantha-Reckis-Teenager-wins-109MILLION-lawsuit-severe-allergic-reaction-Childrens-Motrin.html

According to the article the parents are divorced and have each been awarded $6.5 million, while the girl herself was awarded $50 million. It´s early and I can´t figure out how that adds up to $109 million.

Also, the mother says "‘I’m not so sure that Richard is going to allocate his portion of the funds for her’ - sounds like this poor child has had her share of emotional assault along with this horrific drug reaction.

There is another link at the end of this article to a more informative piece at the Boston Globe.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 2/14/2013 8:03:24 AM     (No. 9175563)

Probably should have been settled out of court 6 years ago.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bloviate, 2/14/2013 8:23:52 AM     (No. 9175600)

I feel sorry for the young lady, but I just don´t see where Johnson & Johnson is at fault.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: safesword, 2/14/2013 8:24:37 AM     (No. 9175601)

pardon second post..damn good point #10..

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 2/14/2013 8:31:29 AM     (No. 9175610)

The jury was obviously sending a message with the $109,000,000 judgement. The verdict will be appealed and most likely settled out of court for a much smaller amount.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/14/2013 8:36:23 AM     (No. 9175616)

# 12 - The Attorney--bet that is what adds to the final 109 figure. The ´edwards´ ambulance chaser.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/14/2013 8:47:27 AM     (No. 9175638)

Even if they knew it, does that mean Motrin has to come off the market? If so, probably everything has to come off the market. If not, the award should be reasonable compensation for actual monetary losses and costs, not punitive damages.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nerdowell, 2/14/2013 8:47:58 AM     (No. 9175640)

Didn´t the FDA approve this drug?

Shouldn´t they be responsible?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: shurnuff, 2/14/2013 8:48:15 AM     (No. 9175643)

#12 - I suspect the rest of that $109 million went to the attorneys. Go figure.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Muncssister, 2/14/2013 8:58:55 AM     (No. 9175668)

I met a teenage girl once who had this exact reaction to Alive. She spent months in a burn unit until her skin grew back. Tragic and painful.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LComStaff, 2/14/2013 9:24:47 AM     (No. 9175712)

It´s a real time-consuming mess when a link is incorrect. Please, please proof read before submitting a post.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: joew9, 2/14/2013 10:01:46 AM     (No. 9175801)

That ridiculously high award is just going to drive up the price of my health care. And worse yet it may end up banning the ibuprofen I just took for my headache that this article gave me. What will be left for me to take. Acetaminophen? Liver damage. Asprin? Don´t even get me started of the dangers of that one.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: The Architect, 2/14/2013 11:00:52 AM     (No. 9175963)

I feel real sorry for this kid, but this is not the fault of J&J. Of the millions and millions of people who take Motrin, one has a severe reaction and its the company´s fault? My daughter is allergic to shell fish. Who do I sue about that?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/14/2013 11:50:55 AM     (No. 9176107)

Fascinated with how people can read article and comment when there is no link.

There is no medication on earth to which some person will have an allergic reaction. None. That doesn´t mean that a medicine is bad. It is just bad for that (rare) person.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Emerson, 2/14/2013 11:52:01 AM     (No. 9176110)

The $109 million figure is the base awards plus interest.

The whole thing is yet to be approved by a judge.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/14/2013 12:01:11 PM     (No. 9176134)

With the internet and search engines, there is no reason for someone to see something like Stevens-Johnson and not go and find out what it is and who might be at risk.

Here´s Stevens-Johnson:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001854/



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Reply 28 - Posted by: cheeflo, 2/14/2013 12:58:21 PM     (No. 9176280)

From The Boston Globe article:

If upheld by the trial judge the total verdict against Johnson & Johnson, McNeil Consumer & Speciality Pharmaceuticals, with interest could ultimately be worth $109 million.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: msjena, 2/14/2013 2:26:56 PM     (No. 9176473)

Drug manufacturers know well that there is strict liability--no showing of negligence necessary. These cases are only about causation and damages.

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