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Children’s Motrin lawsuit

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Use of McNeil's Children's Motrin allegedly caused onset of toxic epidermal necrolysis with severe traumatic complications in eight-year-old California girl, according to lawsuit filed March 12 in Austin, Tex. federal court. Plaintiffs allege drug was defective and "unreasonably dangerous because there was no...adequate warning that consumption of this drug could result in...TEN, or in any type of severe life threatening skin reaction." Defendants "should be held liable for gross negligence and intentional misconduct," complaint states, noting plaintiffs will specify exact amount of damages sought at a later date. Law firm notes it plans to file second, similar case soon, has already filed another case against Advil manufacturer Wyeth. McNeil says it is investigating the incident...
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