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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) Cases in Weston

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It starts with a mild fever, sore throat, and other flu-like symptoms. Before you know it, you have developed an excruciatingly painful reddish-purple rash that blisters and causes your skin to shed. Your doctors inform you that you have Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a rare but life-threatening allergic condition. What they don't tell you, however, is that this horrific ailment was the result of a hospital error which resulted in you being prescribed an improper medication.

Unfortunately, this story happens all too frequently, causing patients to suffer lifelong debilitation and unsightly scarring. If believe you or a loved one have developed SJS from a medication error, the Weston medical malpractice lawyers at Rash Mueller. can investigate your case and pursue monetary compensation on your behalf.

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Causes of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

SJS is a dermatological emergency and can result from an infection or a medication allergy, though it is most often the latter. SJS, along with its more severe form, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), have been linked to several different anti-gout medications, penicillin, and anticonvulsants. In some cases, SJS has been known to develop following physical stimuli such as exposure to ultraviolet light or radiation therapy. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2008, popular anti-drug medication Allopurinol was the most common cause of SJS throughout Europe and Israel and was linked to 18 percent of all SJS and TEN cases.

The following medications have all been associated with SJS:

  • Allopurinol
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
  • Sulfonamides and penicillins
  • Dilantin
  • Phenytoin

If you developed SJS or TEN after being given a certain type of medication, our firm can represent your interests and fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances, you may have grounds to file a legal claim against the hospital, your doctor, the drug manufacturer, or a combination of all three. Whatever the case may be, our firm is prepared to stand by your side and pursue every available opportunity to help you secure the financial recovery you deserve.

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