A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty in March to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medicines – Motrin, Benadryl and Tylenol – containing flakes of metal. McNeil Consumer Healthcare acknowledged that it failed to take quick corrective action after discovering the defective bottles of Tylenol and Motrin. According to prosecutors, the company knew about the contamination for more than a year before issuing a recall in 2010. If you’ve been injured, made sick, or suffered serious side effects from using any prescription or over-the-counter drug in the Pasadena or Los Angeles area or anywhere in southern California, take your case at once to an experienced Pasadena product liability lawyer.
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare will pay a $25 million settlement to resolve lawsuits arising out of the sale of the contaminated medicines. Pharmaceutical companies have a legal obligation to ensure that the products they offer to the public do not harm consumers who use those products. When a drug manufacturer puts innocent people at risk, the company may be held accountable with a product liability lawsuit. If you or someone in your family is injured or made ill by a prescription or over-the-counter medication, you have the right to be reimbursed for medical treatment and related expenses.
Drug-related injuries can have a catastrophic impact on your life and your future, but pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson have substantial resources and their own savvy attorneys representing them. You’ll need your own knowledgeable and experienced legal help if you’ve been injured or made sick by a prescription or over-the-counter medicine. Put the law to work on your behalf; if you’ve been injured by any prescription or over-the-counter drug in the Los Angeles or Pasadena area, speak at once with an experienced Pasadena product liability lawyer.