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Motrin Made Young Man’s Life Into Living Nightmare, Lawyer Says

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Christopher Trejo products liability lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, McNeil Consumer Healthcare and the McKesson Corp., for the over-the-counter pain reliever Motrin has started in Los Angeles Superior Court.

During opening statements to the jury, the plaintiff’s attorney explained that Trejo was just 16 years old when he first took Motrin for a fever, and within four days, the boy developed blisters, and his mouth started bleeding. Soon, Trejo’s skin began peeling off, and his eyes, internal organs and private parts have all been effected with toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) also known as Lyell’s Syndrome.

Trejo, who is now 22, has suffered 100% skin detachment, and though he was originally diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, the severity of his condition caused his diagnosis to be upgrades to TEN.

The FDA had ordered McNeil to upgrade its warning label to include information about the potential adverse skin reaction, however McNeil failed to do so until one month after Trejo consumed Motrin. Had Trejo seen the updated warnings, he would have never taken the Motrin.

An attorney for McNeil will make opening statements tomorrow, the Daily Breeze reported. disclaimer: This article: Motrin Made Young Man’s Life Into Living Nightmare, Lawyer Says was posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 8:07 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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