Jury Awards $48 Million in Motrin Injury Case

Posted By Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC || 22-Apr-2015

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 free case review form to get in touch with our law firm.