A US jury has awarded $48 million to a man who got a severe skin disorder and mouth blisters after taking the pain reliever Modrin.
Christopher Trejo filed the negligence suit against Mc Neill Consumer Health Care, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Trejo said he was 16 when he took Modrin to get rid of aches and alleviate a fever. He claimed that the over the counter caused his skin to become covered with lesions and his mouth to fill with blood blisters.
He claimed the Modrin he took in October 2005 did not have adequate warnings about side effects.
Ibuprofen, is used to reduce fever and mild pain and has been licensed for use in Ireland by the Irish Medicines Board.
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