Can You Sue for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome? Find Out Here
While medication can save lives, it can also cause adverse reactions that can be life-threatening. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a condition that affects the skin as well as internal organs in response to medication toxicity. SJS as it is otherwise known has very high mortality rates, and it must be treated in a hospital as a matter of urgency, with the patient stopping the medication in question immediately. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome occurs mostly in women than men, and may affect children in a more aggressive manner. Because some medications are known to cause this condition, it is vital that physicians start up patients on these medications in a slow manner, titrating them up over time. Failure to do this may lead to the development of this serious condition and cause irreversible damage to organs such as the skin, kidneys, heart, brain and lungs. If you suspect that physician negligence when it comes to prescription of medication led to you or a loved one developing Stevens- Johnson Syndrome, you have every right to file a lawsuit in order to recover money damages, and we’re here to help you with this.
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Here are some of the major symptoms of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome:
- Fever-like symptoms such as headaches, coughing and body aching
- This is then followed by a rash across the person’s trunk and face that is typically red
- The rash then morphs into blisters around one’s eyes, genitals and mouth
- This may be followed by the inflammation of mucous membranes
- The skin may then start peeling away
- In some cases, nails and hair may also come off
- The patient may develop a fever and feel cold all the time.
Here are some of the medications that may lead to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome:
- Sulfa drugs
- Gout medication , with Dilantin being in this list
- Penicillin and other antibiotics
- Tylenol, Motrin and other painkillers
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It is important to understand that physicians are required to adhere to a certain standard of care when prescribing medications, as well as warn you in advance of the negative and life-threatening effects of some medications. Failure to warn may be considered negligence, as well as failure to take into account a patient’s complete medical history. If you were affected by Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and believe that your physician’s negligence when it comes to diagnosing, prescribing or even treating SJS was the proximate cause of your health complications, we’d love to help. Please call us NOW at (773) 741-0537 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.