SJS - Stevens Johnson Syndrome

What is a Stevens Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit

A Stevens Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit may be necessary to recover damages for people who have taken medications and developed SJS Syndrome.  Shamis & Gentile, P.A. is prepared to be your “bad drug lawyer” or “bad drug attorney,” no matter the circumstances.

The law firm of Shamis & Gentile, P.A. investigates any potential SJS (Stevens Johnson Syndrome) and TENS (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis) lawsuit nationwide for any individual who has been diagnosed with SJS or TENS to determine if any financial compensation may be available. You will then be provided with a Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawyer. The Stevens Johnson Syndrome attorney will assist you with getting a winning settlement.

Steven Johnson Syndrome Symptoms

Typically there are flu-like symptoms that are followed by a painful purple and/or red rash.  The rash then spreads throughout the body, causing the top layer of skin to die and shed.  This is a serious issue that is often the result of medications that have terrible side effects.

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The following drugs have been linked to at times being a cause of SJS:

  • Phenytoin– used to treat certain kinds of seizures, as well as for other reasons. (Dilantin)
  • Leavquin– used as an antibiotic.
  • Aleveand Exedrin – used as an antibiotic.
  • Bactrim– a sulfa drug.
  • Ibuprofen– AdvilMotrin, Nuprin, and Children’s Motrin
  • Carbamezepine– used to treat seizures, pain caused by a problem with a nerve in the face, bipolar problems, as well as for other reasons (Tegretol)
  • Pirozicam– used to treat arthritis, as well as for other reasons (Zyloprim)
  • Allopurinol– used to prevent gouty arthritis, treat kidney stones, prevent high uric acid levels during chemo, as well as for other reasons (Feldene)
  • Zithromax,Tetracyline, Penicillin and other sulfa-based antibiotics.

In May 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered that a number of over-the-counter and prescription medications have updated labels warning of an increased risk of developing SJS. Drugs such as Motrin, Children’s Motrin, Advil Migraine, Advil Liqui-Gels, Advil Cold & Sinus, and Tolectin each had either new warnings for Stevens Johnson Syndrome or additional warnings to reflect the risk of the condition. The following year, in December 2007, the FDA issued an alert that carbamazepine, marketed as Tegretol, Equetro, Carbatrol and its generics could cause Stevens Johnson Syndrome, particularly for Asian or South Asian patients.

Shamis & Gentile, P.A. is prepared to litigate your Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit and get you the settlement you deserve.  Contact us today for a free consultation, and remember we only recover if you do!

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