Supreme Court Will Not Hear Appeal of $140 Million SJS Award

Washington, DC: The US Supreme Court will not hear Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of the $140 million verdict in a Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) lawsuit related to its Children’s Motrin medication. Johnson & Johnson was found by a lower court to have failed to adequately warn patients about the risk of SJS, a potentially fatal and life-altering allergy to medication. The $140 million award was issued by a Massachusetts jury in a lawsuit filed by Samantha Reckis in 2007. R

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