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Johnson & Johnson Sued in Wrongful Death of Toddler Who Took Children’s Tylenol

Six months after River Moore died from liver failure after he was given Children’s Tylenol, his family is suing drug maker Johnson & Johnson for wrongful death. In their dangerous drug lawsuit, they contend that the over-the-counter medication contains too much acetaminophen, which they say caused the two-year-old’s liver damage. The toddler was given the Tylenol for his fever.

Daniel and Katy Moore area accusing Johnson & Johnson of breach of warranty, infliction of emotional distress, recklessness, reckless and willful conduct resulting in death, conspiracy, and other offenses. They are also seeking damages from J& J chief executive officer William Weldon, other company executives, including former J&J Worldwide Chairman Consumer Group Colleen Goggins, three subsidiaries, and the retailers and distributors that dealt with the drug.

The Children’s Tylenol that River was given was part of a batch of medications that J & J recalled the year before. While J & J maintains that doctors, regulators, consumers, and retailers were told about the recall, the Moores believe that the drug manufacturer attempted to keep the recall as low profile as possible and even included a “stealth” strategy that allegedly involved hiring contractors who secretly entered stores that carried the medication and purchased what was in stock to keep public knowledge and dialogue about the safety issues minimal.

Dangerous Drugs
If you or someone you love died because you believe that a drug was dangerous, defective, came with inadequate instructions or warnings, or was inappropriately marketed, you may have grounds for filing a Boston dangerous drug complaint against the manufacturer and others.

Grieving Parents Blast J&J ‘Stealth Recall,’ Courthouse News Service, January 4, 2012
Couple Sues Johnson And Johnson For Death Of Their Son, KvewTV, January 6, 2012

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