Johnson & Johnson Sued by State of Oregon for Phantom Motrin Recall

February 11, 2011 – New York, NY Drug maker Johnson & Johnson has been sued by the state of Oregon for allegedly selling defective drugs. The lawsuit proposes that Johnson & Johnson, while knowing that some supplies of its Motrin brand drug were defective, continued to sell the drug in gas stations and convenience stores.  According to a story from, the lawsuit also names 2 of Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiaries, McNeil PPC Inc. and McNeil Healthcare Inc., who are the makers of pain medications including Motrin, Tylenol and Benadryl. According to the suit filed by the state, Johnson & Johnson hired private contractors to secretly purchase the defective Motrin, in order to remove it from the market without notifying the general public or relevant government agencies about the issue.

Federal officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered this issue during a Congressional hearing in mid 2009; however, Johnson & Johnson did not announce its Motrin recall until February 2010. In December 2010, the CEO of Johnson & Johnson admitted that his company secretly engaged in the re-purchase of the defective Motrin products.  Those who suffer adverse effects from recalled Motrin or any other defective drug may be eligible for compensation in a defective drug claim. Dangerous product attorneys who have experience handling defective drug claims involving recalled drugs can help a victim determine whether they are eligible for compensation.

Contacting a Dangerous Product Attorney About a Defective Drug Claim

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a dangerous product attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a defective drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous product attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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