posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 07:03 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia
This has nothing to do with keeping companies accountable. It's about getting money. I could almost understand a lawsuit to pay for all medical
expenses, but $1b? I think not.
People rely too much on the pharmaceutical industry to keep them safe at all times. No one takes responsibility for getting unbelievably fat, or being
promiscuous, or just not taking care of themselves in general. It's, of course, big pharma's fault for not making a medication that can combat being
fat, or STDs, or whatever else. And when big pharma comes out with an excellent product, like ephedrine (which is still used in over the counter
medication not related to fat-loss), people abuse it and die. Then it's big pharma's fault for developing the product to begin with. Next thing you
know, we'll be having to get rid of aspirin because of the effect it has on the stomach.
Sorry, soapbox. This subject is a bit irritating to me.
Anyway, I'm not saying that the parents of this little girl were feeding her ibuprofen like candy, but by ingesting any medication you are taking a
risk. This little girl's reaction was one in a million, not to mention the parents did not follow the warning label on the back of the bottle that
stated to call the doctor if any new symptoms arose.
I'm sick and tired of hearing about all of the lawsuits in the US. We're constantly bombarded by morons who spill hot coffee on themselves and sue
McDonalds, or people who OD on medication and sue the producer, or people who hurt themselves while robbing a house then sue the owner of the house.
It finally gets to a point where enough is enough. Everyone should know that if you consume any type of medication there is always a possibility of a
I feel bad for this little girl, but her parents are the ones to blame, not Johnson & Johnson.