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If you took a pharmaceutical drug and you have since been diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.

  • Facial swelling
  • Tongue swelling
  • Severe hives
  • Skin pain
  • Severe shedding of skin
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Severe burning sensation of the skin
  • Blisters on the eyes, mouth, nose or genital areas
  • Severe red or purplish rash that spreads

Lawsuits Allege That SJS Side Effects May Be Linked to Certain Medications.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), also known as Erythema Multiforme, Leyll’s Syndrome, and in its more advanced stages, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), is a severe and potentially life-threatening skin disorder that results in cell death and causes large areas of the skin to separate from the body and slough off in sheets. The most common symptoms of SJS include the following:

  • Facial swelling
  • Tongue swelling
  • Severe hives
  • Skin pain
  • Severe shedding of skin
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Severe burning sensation of the skin
  • Blisters on the eyes, mouth, nose or genital areas
  • Severe red or purplish rash that spreads

If you took a potentially dangerous pharmaceutical drug and subsequently experienced one or more symptoms of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, fill out the claim review form on this page to discuss your case with a qualified SJS drug injury lawyer today.

SJS Side Effects of Pharmaceutical Drugs

Patients suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome typically present with flu-like symptoms, such as fever, fatigue or sore throat, and over the course of a few days (or even hours or minutes), skin lesions and blisters may begin to form over the body. SJS generally affects the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, eyes and throat, which can lead to blindness and damage to internal organs, and as the condition progresses, the skin will literally slough off in sheets. In some cases of SJS, doctors may not be able to determine the exact cause of the skin disorder, but the most common cause of Stevens-Johnson syndrome is an allergic reaction to a prescription or over-the-counter medication, possibly including the following:

  • Avelox
  • Motrin
  • Cipro
  • Dilantin
  • Fentanyl
  • Diflucan
  • Ibuprofen
  • Advil
  • Zithromax
  • Naproxen
  • Tylenol
  • Zpak

Despite the fact that drug manufacturing companies are aware of the risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by an adverse reaction to certain pharmaceutical drugs, drug makers have yet to include adequate warnings about SJS side effects on their drug labels. If you believe you have been adversely affected by SJS side effects from a dangerous drug, contact an experienced SJS drug injury attorney to discuss your legal options.

Contact an Experienced SJS Lawyer Today

Most reported cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome have involved adults between the ages of 20 and 40, but the disorder has also been diagnosed in children as young as three months old. Unfortunately, because SJS is so unexpected and rare, it is difficult to determine who may be at risk for Stevens-Johnson syndrome from which pharmaceutical drugs, and once the disorder begins to progress, it is extremely difficult to treat. If you have been diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis, and you believe a medication like Advil, Avelox or Cipro to be the cause, fill out the claim review form on this page to discuss your case with a knowledgeable SJS drug injury attorney today. With an experienced Stevens-Johnson syndrome lawyer on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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