Stevens Johnson Syndrome Attorneys
Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also known in its more serious form as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), is a serious and even fatal skin disease that comes as a result of a potentially life threatening allergic reaction to dangerous prescription drugs like Dilantin and Lamictal.
Our Stevens Johnson Syndrome Attorneys are helping SJS clients by filing Dilantin Stephens Johnson Syndrome lawsuits and Lamictal Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuits on behalf of victims and their families. At Kelley Law Group, P.C., we represent every Stephens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit client on a contingent fee basis, meaning there are absolutely no legal fees or costs unless you recover money.
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- A free, no-obligation case evaluation with a serious injury attorney
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) Symptoms
These earliest symptoms of Stevens Johnson Syndrome, SJS, are often confused with the flu and it is sometimes difficult to get a Stevens Johnson Syndrome diagnosis. It usually isn’t until the advanced symptoms occur that an adverse reaction is suspected.
- General achiness
- Flu-Like symptoms
- Red or purplish rash that spreads
- Painful blisters in the mucus membranes
- Blisters in eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals
- Sloughing off of skin
What Causes Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS)?
Many medications may be linked to Steven Johnsons Syndrome, such as anticonvulsants like Dilantin or Lamictal as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Daypro. However, just about any drug can trigger an adverse reaction that can lead to Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or its more debilitating form, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).
Drug Classes Commonly Linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome include:
- Anticonvulsants (Dilantin, Phenobarbitol)
- Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatories (Aspirin, Ibuprofen)
- Cox-2 inhibitors (Celebrex)
- SSRIs (Paxil, Effexor)
- NSAIDS (Bextra)
- Antibiotics (Levaquin, Amoxicillan)
Do I have Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS)?
In the worst cases, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, TEN, can also result in severe infections or even death. As Stevens Johnson Syndrome attorneys and doctors have noted, in many cases this is because the exposed tissues in blisters and affected layers of skin are compromised and highly susceptible to airborne or surface contact pathogens. Because of the compromise to the immune system that has already resulted from Stevens Johnson Syndrome in the first place, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis patients who develop severe infections can and do die as a result.
One of the complications of getting TEN or SJS is a burned or scarred look to the skin, which can adversely affect the patient's social interactions and self esteem.
Steven Johnson Syndrome Treatments
Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis must be treated in a hospital. Stevens Johnson Syndrome treatments may include:
- Stopping the medication that triggered the disease
- Fluid supply to replace those lost to fever
- Allowing the skin to regrow and develop its strong, protective properties once more
Special measures might be needed to combat any infections that have developed, such as specialized antibiotics. The sooner treatment begins, the better the chances a patient will recover, even from Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, although it can still be fatal — even once identified.
Contact Our Stevens Johnson Syndrome Attorneys for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or a family member has suffered from Stevens Johnson Syndroms or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical costs and your pain and suffering. Contact us for a free consultation.
Our personal injury lawyers are helping SJS and TEN victims across the Country to ensure you receive the justice and compensation that you and your family is due. We truly go the extra mile for our clients and we believe our experience, past results, and personal attention make us different than many other product liability attorneys who handle Stephens Johnson Syndrome claims.
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