Millions of patients place their trust in drug companies every day when they ingest medications designed to heal or abate their various symptoms. But on occasion, a severe reaction occurs. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare, but life-threatening reaction that has been noted in response to several over-the-counter and prescription medications. Read on for more information on this syndrome and your legal options.
In Stevens Johnson syndrome, patients react adversely to an over-the-counter or prescription drug. The condition affects the mucus membranes and skin and is heralded by a variety of symptoms including bloodshot or painful eyes, itching, achy joints, fever, inflamed mouth and throat, sudden skin lesions that are blister-like in appearance, mouth sores, and malaise. The condition has been known since the 1920s, but is still not fully understood.
Though the FDA keeps watch for potential Stevens Johnson syndrome risks and attempts to inform consumers of these risks, there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to when the condition occurs. Drugs that have been known to cause the syndrome include Children’s Motrin and Children’s Advil. Parents of children who have been injured by over-the-counter ibuprofen have sued pharmaceutical manufacturers in an attempt to gain justice for their children.
Is a Stevens Johnson syndrome lawsuit right for you? It depends on the circumstances and medical evidence. However, in the right circumstances you could be eligible to seek monetary compensation for your medical ordeal. Your Stevens Johnson settlement or verdict could pay for the costs of medical treatment, ongoing and future care, even time lost from work. However, it is not recommended that you undertake this litigation without the advice and services of an attorney.
Speak with a Jacksonville Stevens Johnson Syndrome Attorney Today
Farah & Farah takes our clients’ concerns very seriously, fighting for results in and out of court. If you or a loved one suffered from Stevens Johnson syndrome, you could have legal recourse, but time to file could be limited. Contact our Jacksonville injury lawyers at 855-797-9899 for a free case consultation and more information on our legal services.