Johnson & Johnson Faces Lawsuit Over Recalled Children’s Tylenol
A Washington couple has filed suit against Johnson & Johnson, McNeil Consumer Healthcare and several other co-defendants in connection with the death of their two-year-old son.
According to The Washington Post, Daniel and Katy Moore filed the lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Please earlier this month, seeking an unspecified amount of compensation for the death of River Moore. Katy Moore claims that she gave her son a dose of Very Berry Strawberry flavored Children’s Tylenol and that he began spitting up blood shortly afterward.
The couple took their son to a local hospital where he later died. An autopsy report revealed that the child had died of liver failure, a condition the Moores attribute to the Tylenol they had given him earlier. The couple says that the medicine was part of a batch that had been earlier recalled by Johnson & Johnson and that the defective product ultimately killed him.
The lawsuit accuses Johnson & Johnson of recklessness, negligence, breach of warranty, infliction of emotional distress, conspiracy and other offenses. It also accuses the company of “willful and reckless conduct which needlessly caused the death of River Moore simply to preserve the continuation of their billion-dollar revenue streams of pediatric medicines.”
Johnson & Johnson has issued several recalls of various products since 2009, including adult and children’s Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl. The reasons for the numerous recalls have included unusual odors, pieces of glass and metal that were found in certain medicines and incorrect dosaging.
The medicine given to River Moore was allegedly part of an April 30, 2010 recall that included Children’s Tylenol and several other nonprescription medicines for children and infants. While Johnson & Johnson issued a public statement advising consumers of the reasons for the recall, the Moores’ lawsuit claims that these warnings were inadequate and failed to prevent the death of their child.
The suit is currently in the discovery phase and no court dates have yet been established in the case.
While no amount of money can make up for the loss of their child, the Moores hope that the lawsuit will raise awareness about the potential dangers of non-prescription medications. If you or a loved one was injured or became ill after taking a defective or recalled drug, you need to understand your legal rights.
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