Attorney for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Even a regular dose of common over-the-counter medications can result in potentially severe or even deadly side effects. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a life-altering skin condition that commonly occurs because of medication response. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis is another name for this illness. These skin diseases can cause massive pain, suffering, and anxiety as the skin peels away after blistering and flu-like symptoms.
Medications linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis SJS/TEN can occur as a result of taking certain drugs like:
- Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
- Ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil)
- Carbamazepine (mood stabilizers such as Tegretol) Allopurinol
- NSAIDs (Daypro, etc.) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Antibiotics containing sulfa
- Other Cox-2 inhibitors, such as Celebrex
- Bayer (Aspirin)
- Excedrin (Aspirin)
- Aleve (Naproxen)
- And others
Severe Medication Skin Reaction, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a kind of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) that causes severe skin and mucous membrane response after taking certain over-the-counter and prescription drugs. SJS can induce flu-like symptoms, a rash with a burning sensation, blisters, or red spots on the skin, blisters in the mouth, eyes, ears, nose, or genital region, and infections of the eyes. The rash and blisters eventually kill and remove the top layer of the skin. If this problem is not addressed right away, it can progress to life-threatening complications like hearing loss, blindness, organ failure, and death.
Hospitalization at burn centers or debridement are common treatments (surgical removal of damaged tissue). Depending on the severity of the condition, people with SJS/TEN might take weeks or even months to recover.
Contact a Lawyer about Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome
People of any age who take drugs like the ones described above can develop Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Several lawsuits have been filed against makers of over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals for neglecting to warn about the danger of developing this fatal illness. David P. Willis is board certified as a personal injury trial law specialist. Our Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) attorneys in Houston assist patients and families around the country, and we do it with remarkable experience and success. Please call us at 713-654-4040 or 1-800-883-9858 if you or someone you care about has taken medicine and developed severe skin damage that resembles these symptoms.