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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Attorney - An Experienced Lawyer Is On Your Side

We take medications to help us feel better and stay healthy. Unfortunately, in too many cases, the medication ends up having effects that are worse than the condition it was intended to treat. One of those serious side effects is called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), a potentially deadly skin condition.

What is SJS?

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a type of toxic epidermal necrosis (TEN) and is occasionally known as SJS-TEN. Patients with SJS suffer cell death in their skin, causing the epidermis to separate from the dermis. SJS is a life-threatening disease that requires emergency treatment, and can lead to organ failure and loss of sight in patients who survive.

What causes SJS?

While a number of medical conditions can cause SJS and TEN, most causes are the result of dangerous drugs. Many pain relievers have been linked to SJS, including:

  • Bextra
  • Celebrex
  • Vioxx
  • Arcoxia
  • Children's Motrin
  • Daypro
  • Ibuprofen
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Bayer Aspirin
  • Excedrin

Research indicates that as many as 200 other medications may also be linked to SJS. Because Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare condition, it is difficult to determine whether a particular drug may put patients at risk. However, if SJS is linked to a dangerous drug, symptoms usually begin within a week of starting the drug.

Get help from an experienced SJS attorney. Call today.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome after starting a medication, you may be entitled to compensation. However, to handle such complex cases, you need an experienced attorney. Jeffrey D. DeCarlo is a nationally recognized dangerous drug lawyer with more than 20 years of experience helping patients in Miami-Dade County and throughout Florida. He will work personally with you from start to finish and isn't afraid to stand up to prescribers and pharmaceutical companies.

Call (305) 572-0065 to schedule a free consultation, or contact us online.

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