Stevens Johnson Syndrome Lawyer

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawyer in St. Louis, MO and Metro-East IL

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and its more severe form, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, are severe and potentially fatal skin diseases that are the result to an allergic reaction to an over-the-counter or prescription medication.

The Stevens-Johnson Syndrome lawyers at our firm have offices in St. Louis and Edwardsville and are experienced in presenting dangerous drug lawsuits.  If you or someone you love has suffered with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome after taking Dilantin, Lamictal, or another dangerous medication, you may be entitled to compensation.  Contact us today to speak with a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome lawyer in St. Louis or Edwardsville.  We offer:

  • Free claim evaluations by a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome lawyer
  • Home and hospital visits
  • No fee unless we win your case

What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, the more severe form of which is known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, is a sometimes fatal skin allergic reaction.  When a person has Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, his or her skin begins to burn from the inside out, causing extreme pain and severe blisters and rashes.  The blisters and broken skin that result from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome are highly susceptible to contact pathogens.  This compromise to the immune system can cause patients to become easily infected, and may lead to the death of some Stevens-Johnson Syndrome patients.

A Stevens-Johnson Syndrome diagnosis is sometimes difficult to reach, as early Stevens-Johnson Syndrome symptoms are often confused with the flu.  Common symptoms of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome include:

  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Achiness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Red or purple rash that spreads
  • Blisters in eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals
  • Blisters in the mucus membranes
  • Sloughing off of skin

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis are treated in either the burn unit or the intensive care unit of a hospital.  Treatments for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome may include stopping the medication that caused the reaction, rehydration to replace fluids lost to fever, and allowing the skin to regrow.  Specialized antibiotics are often used to treat patients with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis because of the infections that may develop as a result of these diseases.  Even if a person survives Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, he or she may be permanently scarred.

Causes of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a severe allergic reaction to a medication.  When a person has Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, his skin literally burns from the inside out, causing extreme pain and burn injuries.  While just about any drug can trigger this disease, common causes Stevens-Johnson Syndrome include Lamictal, Dilantin, and Daypro.  Other common causes of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome include:

  • Advil / ibuprofen
  • Ansaid / flurbiprofen
  • Bextra / valdexocib
  • Cataflam / diclofenac
  • Celebrex / celoxicab
  • Children=s Advil / motrin
  • Clinoril / sulindac
  • Daypro / oxaprozin
  • Dolobid / diflunisal
  • Feldene / piroxicam
  • Indocin / indomethacin
  • Lamictal / lamotrigine
  • Lodine / etodolac
  • Nalfon / fenoprofen
  • Mobic / meloxicam
  • Motrin / ibuprofen
  • Naprosyn / naproxen
  • Oruvail / ketoprofen
  • Ponstel / mefenamic
  • Relafen / nabumetone
  • Tolectin / tolmetin
  • Septra DS / (all sulpha antibiotics)
  • Toradol / ketorolac
  • Vioxx / rofecoxib
  • Zithromax / azithromycin

Contact a Stevens-Johnson Lawyer in St. Louis, MO or Metro-East IL

If you or a loved one has suffered the painful effects of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering in a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome lawsuit.  Our lawyers have the experience, the expertise, and the resources necessary to present a winning case in a dangerous medication lawsuit.  Contact us today for a free review of your claim by a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome lawyer in St. Louis, MO or Metro-East IL.

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