Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit
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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, also known as SJS or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), is known to be caused by a number of different drugs, and classes of medications. If the warnings that accompany your medications do not provide the proper cautions about SJS or TEN, and you had Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, you may be able to get compensation through a legal claim.
What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?
In most cases, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a very serious allergic reaction to drugs that affects your skin and mucous membranes. SJS can lead to Toxic Epidural Necrolysis (TEN) another skin disorder characterized by the blistering, discoloration, and exfoliation of the skin, shedding of hair and nails, hives and burns over the body, and in some instances loss of eyesight and damage to internal organs.
Flu like symptoms usually heralds the start of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Next a painful red or purplish rash can appear and spread–sometimes rapidly. The rash blisters and may eventually cause your top layers of skin to die and shed. Seek immediate medical attention if you have any question about your condition. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is an emergency condition requiring immediate medical attention and usually hospitalization.
Once your symptoms are under control, you will need to make sure you know the underlying cause of this severe reaction. It is important to also minimize any complications as some can be life threatening.
Contact our team of Houston defective pharmaceutical attorneys at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs if you want to discuss your potential case.
Recovery from SJS
Recovery from Stevens-Johnson syndrome can take weeks, months or even years. The severity of your condition will dictate the requirements of your recovery process. See our SJS lawsuit page for more information on how our team of Houston personal injury lawyers at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs can help you.
Drug-Induced SJS Lawsuit
The Houston personal injury attorneys at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs are now accepting cases for individuals and families affected by Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. If you or a loved one has suffered from a drug induced case of SJS, caused by one of the following drugs, please contact us immediately:
- Generic Dilantin
- Phenytoin sodium
- Phenytoin suspension
- Phenytoin injection
If you or a loved one has used Dilantin or any other of the listed drugs and are experiencing any adverse side effects, inform your medical care provider and contact us for a free consultation. At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, our drug injury attorneys will contact you to arrange a confidential consultation regarding your case.
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