Dilantin (Phenytoin), an anticonvulsant prescription drug, is used to treat seizures that result after surgery on the brain or nervous system. Although Dilantin has proven effective in controlling seizures of this specific nature, Dilantin may also be linked to dangerous side effects like Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).
Our experienced dangerous medication lawyers are helping SJS victims by filing Dilantin lawsuits on behalf of Dilantin users who have suffered from Stevens Johnson Syndrome after taking Dilantin or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis after taking Dilantin. We represent every Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit client on a contingent fee basis, meaning there are never any legal fees or upfront costs unless you recover money for your Dilantin claim.
Potential Dilantin side effects and symptoms in the following list might seem innocuous, but they are actually the calling card of the very serious skin condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). Stevens Johnson Syndrome can lead to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, an advanced form of SJS that can prove life threatening or even fatal.
Product liability attorneys point to cases of entirely preventable deaths when representing clients who have contracted SJS. Dilantin-induced Stevens Johnson Syndrome follows a fairly predictable pattern, beginning with exhaustion and generally flu-like symptoms that might be written off as general side effects of Dilantin or the surgery. However, the condition quickly develops into a painful rash as the skin grows stiff and flaky, often presenting boils or blisters. This combines with the aforementioned joint pain, making it difficult for a patient to move even the smallest amount on some days.
Even if in the majority of Dilantin lawsuits the matter focuses on limited mobility and physical impairments, there is no cure for SJS. The skin continues to degrade as the illness progresses, and the damage to it exposes the inner layers to dangerous bacteria that would otherwise be filtered out by the epidermis. This can lead to severe and rapidly spreading secondary infections that can and have, in several cases, lead to the death of the victim.
Have you or your loved one suffered from Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) after taking Dilantin as seizure medication? If so, please call us at 8888821111 right away to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in defective pharmaceutical litigation and dangerous drug recall lawsuits. We can help you and your family to get the justice and compensation you need and deserve.
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