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Surgeon Testifies In Motrin Case

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As the trial for Christopher Trejo, the young man who filed a lawsuit against Motrin after contracting Lyell’s Syndrome, continues, a surgeon has testified that Trejo’s injuries were comparable to second-degree burns, and caused by an adverse reaction to the over-the-counter pain killer.

Trejo filed a products liability lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, the McKesson Corp, and McNeil in 2008, after, at the age of 16, he took Motrin to treat a fever and developed lesions in his mouth.

According to his attorney, Trejo was first treated for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, but his condition became so severe his diagnosis was upgraded to toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell’s Syndrome), and he is now living in hell. The condition is considered a life-threatening disease and attacks internal organs including the digestive, skeletal, neurological systems, as well as the eyes and the skin.

The side effects of Motrin have affected Trejo’s eyes, internal organs, genitals, and 100% of skin. “He has burns from the inside out,” his attorney argued earlier Tuesday. “Instead of being an aspiring college student, he’s basically just coping,” the Santa Monica Patch has reported.

Trejo is seeking compensatory and punitive damages including medical costs which have totaled more than $600,000 so far. disclaimer: This article: Surgeon Testifies In Motrin Case was posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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