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A Philadelphia jury recently awarded $5 million to the family of a 1-year-old infant who died from acetaminophen toxicity after three days of use. The Family argued the warning labels and directions were inadequate and not clear.

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For children who fit the age-and-weight description of the Dunsons’ son, the label said to call a doctor for dosage amounts, according to court documents.

After taking the drug for three days, the child was eventually brought to Children’s Hospital and later died of liver damage, according to court documents. DeCaro said that the warning labels should tell parents that liver damage is possible from taking the drug.

The eight-member jury deliberated 35 minutes before rendering its verdict. This case clearly shows that people of common sense and reason found the then existing warning to be inadequate. It also shows the dangers associated with drugs and the fatal effects they can have if not properly disclosed to the consuming public. As sad as this situation is, it takes events and lawsuits like this to get the attention of drug manufactures that routinely put profits over people. Children everywhere are now safer because of it…

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