Tylenol Lawsuit

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Johnson & Johnson Tylenol Lawsuit
BUS670 – Legal Environment of Business


There have been several lawsuits brought against Johnson & Johnson Company in the past years. There was a wrongful death case filed by the parents of a 2 month old that died after taking Concentrated Tylenol Infant Drops. When we talk about a wrongful death case, someone’s life was taken resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. After this case was filed against Johnson & Johnson, the FDA started working with the company to address its systemic quality issues (Dooren, 2010). According to the Food and Drug Administration’s Principal Deputy Commissioner, over the last several years, they have had growing concerns about the quality of the company’s manufacturing process.

Johnson & Johnson Tylenol Lawsuit

There was a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 2 month old that died after taking Concentrated Tylenol Infant Drops and there was a recall of children’s Tylenol. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed that the use of prescription and over-the-counter cough and cold medicines in children younger than 6 years of age had been tied to serious side effects, even death (Dooren, 2007). Cough and cold products are made by several manufacturers including a unit of Johnson & Johnson. Some cold products are marketed as “infant” drops. Most product labels tell parents to consult a physician in obtaining the proper dose for younger children (Dooren, 2007).

In this particular case, the 2-month old infant died in April 2010, just three days after he was given concentrated Tylenol Infant Drops (Benson, 2012). There were tests done that concluded that the medication had been contaminated with bacteria that was contaminated (Benson, 2012).…...

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