Category Archives: Chest Diseases

Children’s Motrin Suit Ends with $63 Million Payout

Samantha Reckis was 7 years old when she took Children’s Motrin with ibuprofen and suffered through blindness, temporary short-term memory loss, 20% lung capacity, and toxic epidermal necrolysis, a rare but severe side effect that caused the loss of 90% of her skin.

Now at 16, Reckis has been granted $63 million against Johnson & Johnson for the lack of warning on the labels. She had taken Motrin before the incident with little reaction, but on November 23rd, following a fever, symptoms started showing.

Johnson & Johnson debated the claims, alleging that Motrin is “labeled appropriately” and when used as directed is “a safe and effective treatment option for minor aches and pains and fever.”

Navajo Men Suing BNSF over Lung Disease

Four Navajo Nation members, who were former railroad workers, are now all suffering from lung disease.  Consequently, they recently filed a lawsuit against BNSF Railway.  They allege that due to the exposure to dusty work conditions their lungs and respiratory systems were damaged.  They were exposed to toxic ballast rock, gravel, coal dust and fibers.  Unfortunately, BNSF failed to provide ventilation, warnings and protection that constitute a safe work environment.

Two of the workers began work for the railroad in the 1940s and the other two in the 1960s.  The effects of these labor conditions, especially over an extended period of time, take a toll on the body and can go unnoticed for years.  Some of the symptoms include shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain and abnormal breathing patterns.  They claim that thousands of men were exposed to similar conditions due to BNSF’s negligence.