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Parents of child injured in $63m Motrin case speak out

PLYMOUTH — At 16, Samantha Reckis has the long auburn hair she had as a child, the same laugh, the same spirit. But she is not the same person, nor are her parents, since she suffered devastating injuries after taking Children’s Motrin for a fever at age 7.

A Plymouth County jury awarded Samantha and her parents a record $63 million in damages this week against drug maker Johnson & ­Johnson for failing to adequately warn patients about the painkiller’s potential side effects.

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