Stevens-Johnston Syndrome (SJS)
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A rare and extremely serious disorder affecting the skin and mucus membranes, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) requires emergency medical treatment and often hospitalization. Recovery can take weeks or months, depending on the severity of the condition. SJS can be life-threatening and can cause lifelong injuries, such as blindness.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with SJS, Crumley Roberts is here to help. Our drug injury attorneys understand how SJS can be linked to various over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications, and we can explore the link between these to help you seek compensation for your medical bills and other losses.
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At Crumley Roberts, we care deeply about our clients. When it comes to SJS lawsuits, we realize just how difficult it can be to deal with legal matters and mounting medical bills while experiencing the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms associated with this condition. We are here to support and guide you through your case so you can focus on healing.
Suffering from SJS or TEN? We Can Help Take Away the Worry.
SJS may also be referred to as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) in severe cases. Because SJS and TEN are rare, patients with these conditions are sometimes misdiagnosed. SJS occurs more often in young patients than in seniors but is rare in infants. It also occurs twice as often in males than in females.
Though every case may be different, SJS and TEN have been recognized as side effects of or reactions to:
- Anticonvulsants, used to treat seizures
- Antipsychotics, used to treat mental illness
- Pain relievers, including Tylenol® (acetaminophen), Advil® or Motrin® (ibuprofen), and Aleve® (naproxen sodium)
- Antibiotics, such as penicillin
- Anti-gout medications, such as allopurinol or Dilantin® (phenytoin)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Sulfa or sulfa-containing drugs
- Malignant diseases
- Viral or bacterial infections
When SJS is linked to drugs or medical negligence, patients should consider their legal rights and options. Treatment for this serious condition is extremely costly and can present considerable financial difficulties. Recovering compensation can provide you with financial stability for the future while also holding the at-fault party or parties accountable.