Summary Box: Couple sues J&J in 2-year-old's death

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Posted: Jan 05, 2012 7:10 PM
Summary Box: Couple sues J&J in 2-year-old's death

RECALL SUIT: Parents of a 2-year-old Washington state boy are suing Johnson & Johnson, alleging he died after taking a "super dose" of defective Children's Tylenol from a batch that was recalled.

FAMILY'S CLAIM: The family lawyer says extensive testing found the boy died of liver failure from a medicine overdose. His parents seek compensatory and punitive damages.

COMPANY RESPONSE: Johnson & Johnson says its 2010 recalls of children's products were not related to the "serious adverse events or cases of overdose" alleged in the suit, and that it promptly announced the recall.