A man who developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome after using Motrin has been
awarded $48 million by a jury in Los Angeles.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is more than just a rash. At worst, it’s
life threatening. At best, it’s debilitating. Christopher Trejo
developed this tragic condition after using Motrin, the brand name for
ibuprofen, as a teenager. The suit that was initially filed against Motrin
in 2008 was finally resolved this month.
The plaintiff claimed that after using Motrin when he was 15, he experienced
an extreme reaction that involved burns inside his body and over his skin
– Stevens-Johnson syndrome. That condition then later turned into
something called toxic epidermal necrolysis or “TEN,” which
is even more severe than Stevens-Johnson. Individuals are only diagnosed
with TEN if skin lesions cover 30% or more of the body.
This case isn’t the only successful Motrin verdict this year. Another
one earlier this year in Philadelphia resulted in a $10 million award
to a young girl who was left blind in one eye and with burns over a majority
of her skin due to ingesting children’s Motrin.
Paulson Coletti represents individuals who have been wrongfully injured,
including those who developed severe symptoms, side effects, and diseases
after using dangerous pharmaceuticals. If you took Motrin and developed
either Stevens-Johnson syndrome or TEN syndrome, we invite you to contact
us today for a free review of your case.
Our firm has more than 100 years of collective legal experience and have
consistently been awarded for our work in the fields of personal injury and
product liability litigation for plaintiffs, such as “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and “Lawyer
of the Year.” Call us today at 503-433-3524 or fill out a
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