Skip to comments.Girls takes Children's Motrin, goes blind and sues Johnson & Johnson
Posted on 01/12/2005 10:57:04 PM PST by Coleus
|Could Children's Motrin Make Your Child Blind?|
A 7-year-old child recently developed blindness after taking a recommended dose of Children's Motrin.
The tragedy started when the girl (age 6 at the time) had come home from school with a headache; her parents gave her a recommended dose of Children's Motrin. However, instead of "curing" her ache, the drug led to an acute allergic reaction known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome -- a rare, violent allergic immune system response that causes fever and blistering, which may affect the cornea and other parts of the eye.
The very next day the girl was rushed to the hospital and placed in an intensive care unit with a high fever and a rash that covered her back, trunk and other parts of her body. Her eyes were infected so badly that the ophthalmologist had to force them open, causing the girl unbearable, severe pain.
Two days later she was completely blind.
More than 230 operations later, the young girl is still unable to independently open her eyes and suffers from photosensitivity, or over-sensitivity to light.
She and her family have filed a suit against Johnson & Johnson, accusing the firm of knowing fully that the drug could lead to disastrous side effects, yet failed to warn consumers. The family's complaint for damages accuses the firm of:
"In the name of children everywhere, our family wants Children's Motrin taken off the market until it carries a warning about the risk of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and describes its symptoms," the girl's father commented.
Medical News Today December 29, 2004
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My Nephew has Stevens-Johnson Syndrome... it is wicked.
If they had any money, the lactose intolerant would sue cows.
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