Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) Attorneys

Batch of Pills and Tablets, prescription drugs, SJS attorneysStevens-Johnson syndrome, or SJS, is a skin disease that may occur from an allergic reaction to medication. There are more than 200 medications that may be linked to SJS. It is believed that more than 500 people each year are affected by SJS. SJS may be a life-threatening reaction, typically caused by over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs.

A study completed by the Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation in 2001 suggests that adverse drug reactions are among the top causes of death in the U.S. The attorneys at Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC are currently reviewing and investigating SJS cases, as well as toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) cases. TEN is also another type of skin reaction that occurs in consumers who take prescription and over the counter drugs. It is essentially a more severe form of SJS.

Our dedicated passion to helping those afflicted with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis has been the subject of many discussions, blogs and other forms of public media.

Drugs Linked to SJS

The following is a detailed list of some of the drugs that are commonly associated with SJS/TEN:

Recent studies indicate that Dilantin, manufactured by Pfizer, is definitively linked to SJS and/or TEN. Dilantin is a very popular drug used to help prevent seizures. Common names of Dilantin include Dilantin Infatabs, Dilantin Kapseals, Dilantin-125, Phenytek, Phenytoin Sodium, Cerebyx and Fosphenytoin. Our attorneys at Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC are currently reviewing and investigating SJS and TEN cases related to Dilantin and other drugs.

Symptoms of SJS and TEN

The symptoms of Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:

In some of the drugs that cause SJS, the manufacturers fail to include adequate warnings on their prescribing labels, boxes or package inserts. Therefore, some patients continue to be prescribed and take prescription drugs and over the counter drugs that result in SJS and TEN.

What happens when you are diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

There may be many possible complications, along with varying symptoms. First, the skin reaction can lead to a life-threatening complication, like meningitis and sepsis.

If you are diagnosed with SJS, you may experience eye problems, damage to internal organs and/or permanent skin damage.

It is highly recommended that if you have, or are suspected of having, Stevens-Johnson syndrome that you seek immediate medical attention and stop taking the medication causing the reaction after consulting with your doctor.

Contact Our Dedicated Drug Injury Attorneys Today

If you or a loved one has recently take an over-the-counter drug or prescription drug and you have developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis, you need to contact our Stevens-Johnson syndrome lawyers at Childers, Schlueter & Smith to see how we can help protect your legal rights. We help patients and families all over the country, and we do so with unparalleled experience and results.