If you or a loved one has been injured or a tragic death has occurred due to Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), any harmed person must take prompt action to preserve their right to possible and potentially substantial compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of income and more. To find out if you qualify for a cash settlement award, talk to our expert and board certified, Stevens-Johnson syndrome drug injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Our leading and nationally respected law firm offers you an absolutely no-cost or obligation consultation that could make a significant difference in your life by calling us at (903) 597-6000.
SJS has been described by many medical professionals as one of the most severe, debilitating, and potentially lethal side effects an individual can suffer by taking a variety of prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. A number of adverse reactions that can alert physicians to the possibility of SJS can include: a severe rash and/or blistering of the skin or mouth; the pronounced and potentially widespread appearance of red spots on the skin; fever and other flu-like symptoms, swelling of the eyelids and more.
There are a variety of prescription medications that can cause SJS, but the potentially life-threatening disorder is most commonly associated with classes of drugs that include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and anticonvulsants. Today, physicians are reporting an alarming increase in the occurrence of SJS subsequent to patient use of the prescription drugs Coreg, Dilantin and Bextra. In severe cases, SJS can lead to the death of between 5-15% of patients whose skin literally burns from the inside out, causing dermal cell death and skin shedding that signals the need for immediate hospitalization in an intensive care unit.
In addition to classes of prescription drugs, as well as excessive exposure to ultraviolet light or radiation therapy, SJS can also be caused by OTC medications known as nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, which includes the widely consumed drug, ibuprofen. As but one example of NSAID risks, due to a tragic, SJS caused death of a child who had taken an OTC ibuprofen medication formulated especially for children, lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer allege that the company negligently failed to adequately warn consumers about possible SJS dangers, as well as issue critically important instructions to immediately discontinue use of the drug at the very first sign of the disorder’s symptoms.
In addition to the serious to life-threatening side effects already mentioned, SJS injuries can also include: sepsis; internal organ damage; a variety of vision problems; cellulitis (subsequent skin infection), scarring and other forms of permanent skin damage.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a death has occurred from SJS, act promptly by speaking to our leading, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Texas personal injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. The consultation will cost you nothing, but it could mean so much when it comes to the financial security of you and your loved ones simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000. With our dedicated, SJS side effects injury lawyer fighting hard for you, you’ll get the best possible cash award results you deserve!