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Johnson & Johnson will pay $63 million in Motrin case

Young girl lost much of her skin after taking the company’s painkiller

Johnson & Johnson must pay tens of millions of dollars for the gruesome side effects its Motrin painkiller caused in a young girl.

In 2003, Samantha Reckis, who was then 7 years old, took Children’s Motrin and developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, causing her to go blind, lose 90 percent of her skin, suffer brain damage and lose 80 percent of her lung capacity. The Reckis family sued Johnson & Johnson in 2007, claiming the company failed to warn consumers about the life-threatening reactions associated with Motrin.

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