Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a rare, potentially life-threatening disease that affects the skin and mucus membranes and is usually triggered by certain medications. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we fight to hold big pharmaceutical companies accountable for failing to notify consumers of all serious side effects, like SJS.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a rare, serious disorder caused by an adverse reaction to medication. This disorder starts with flu-like symptoms and then causes a severe rash. This syndrome is a medical emergency and requires hospitalization and treatment. A variety of medications can cause SJS, including:
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Celebrex (Cox-2 inhibitors)
- Dilantin and Phenytoin
- Ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Sulfonamides (antibiotics)
Patients with SJS often have to be hospitalized in a burn center of a hospital for treatment, which can be both painful and expensive. If the disease is not properly treated, it can result in organ failure or death.
While SJS is a rare disease, it can be fatal or cause lasting effects like blindness or hearing loss. James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. can fight for your right to compensation if you or a loved one has suffered from Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome. Contact us for a free consultation today.
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Although there have been reported injuries with this drug, the FDA has not withdrawn its approval at this time. Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.