Connecticut Federal Judge: Motrin Design Defect Claim Is Preempted In Death Case

(March 15, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT) -- HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut federal judge on March 10 granted summary judgment in a Motrin skin injury case, finding that the plaintiff’s claim of design defect is preempted by federal law (Amy Batoh, et al. v. McNeil-PPC, Inc., et al., No. 14-1462, D. Conn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. 31126).

(Opinion available. Document #28-160317-011Z.)

In October 2010, Kyle Kimball took one dose of over-the-counter Motrin brand ibuprofen for coldlike symptoms. After experiencing pain, swelling, blisters, difficulty swallowing, widespread rash, shortness of breath, Kimball was hospitalized and diagnosed...
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