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Jury Selection Begins In Motrin Liability Lawsuit

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Jury selection for the case in which Christopher Trejo alleges the pain reliever Motrin caused him to contract a disease that is peeling his skin away from his body, begins today. The lawsuit was filed by Trejo in Torrance Superior Court in September of 2008 against Johnson & Johnson, the McKesson Corp., and McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The lawsuit has been transferred to Los Angeles Superior Court for trial.

According to the lawsuit, Trejo was 16 when he began taking Motrin for a fever that occurred during a visit to Honduras in October 2005. Trejo took the medication as instructed, however after four days of taking the over-the-counter pain medication, Trejo’s eyes began to redden, and he felt bloody lumps inside his mouth. He was initially diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome. A day after being admitted to the hospital, the lesions spread from his mouth and face to his abdomen. The Beverly Hills Courier reported that the court papers said that by day four of hospitalization, Trejo’s entire body was covered in blisters, and “his skin began to literally detach from all over his body, including the bottoms of his feet, the palms of his hands and his fingernails.” The lawsuit says he is in excruciating pain and will continue to suffer physically and psychologically for the rest of his life.

The lawsuit claims product liability, and is seeking punitive and compensatory damages of an unreported amount.
 disclaimer: This article: Jury Selection Begins In Motrin Liability Lawsuit was posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 4:37 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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