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Steven Johnson Syndrome

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Braswell Murphy

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Have you been diagnosed with Steven Johnson Syndrome?  Do you suspect that you or a loved one may have it based on your symptoms?  If so, we can help.  Mobile, Alabama personal injury attorneys, Braswell Murphy, have knowledge and experience in Steven Johnson Syndrome lawsuits.  We will help you sue the pharmaceutical companies responsible for your injury.  We can help you pursue an Alabama Steven Johnson Syndrome lawsuit or a Mississippi Steven Johnson Syndrome lawsuit as well as help you gather medical data to prepare for the lawsuit.  If your family member died from Steven Johnson Syndrome, we may be able to help you sue those to blame for their wrongful death.  Contact Mobile, Alabama personal injury attorneys, Braswell Murphy, today for more information.

About Steven Johnson Syndrome

Steven Johnson Syndromem (SJS) is a potentially fatal skin disease.  It is also known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).  SJS sufferers have painful sores and lesions all over the skin with the majority appearing around the genitals, anus, mouth, and lips.  The specific cause of SJS is still largely a mystery.  But, the appearance of SJS has been linked to the use of several pharmaceutical drugs, namely:

  • allopurinol
  • anticonvulsants
  • azithromycin
  • barbiturates
  • carbamazepine
  • diclofenac
  • ethosuximide
  • etravirine
  • fluconazole
  • ibuprofen
  • isotretinoin
  • lamotrigine
  • levofloxacin
  • modafinil
  • nevirapine
  • nystatin
  • oseltamivir
  • oxcarbazepine
  • penicillins
  • phenytoin
  • pyrimethamine
  • sitagliptin
  • sulfonamides
  • valdecoxib
  • valproate
  • zonisamide

Failure to treat SJS when it first appears could lead to more serious conditions, such as blindness, hearing loss, organ failure, and death.

Act Now!

If your SJS is linked to pharmaceutical drug use, you may have a personal injury and/or a products liability claim.  It’s important to bring your lawsuit as soon as you receive your SJS diagnosis.  States have laws called “statutes of limitations” that place a time limit on when you can sue for personal injury claims.  After the time limit passes, you can no longer sue.  Determining exactly when a statute of limitation applies in a SJS case can be complicated.  But generally, Alabama requires you to sue for your SJS injury within 2 years from the date you were first diagnosed.  Mississippi requires you to sue within 3 years of the date of your first SJS diagnosis.  After these time periods pass, your personal injury claim expires. Successful SJS lawsuits will pay compensatory damages and, possibly, punitive damages.

Mobile, Alabama personal injury attorneys, Braswell Murphy can fight the pharmaceutical companies responsible for your injury.  Attorney Kasie Braswell’s top-notch litigation skills and winning trial record have landed her such top accolades as Rising Star for 2011 and 2012 from Alabama Super Lawyers and “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Attorney from the National Trial Lawyers Association.  Ms. Braswell is also a member of the elite Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® – designations reserved for premier attorneys who have won million dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers belong to either forum.  Attorney Brian Murphy is an experienced personal injury lawyer and holds top leadership positions throughout the Alabama legal community.  Alabama Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Murphy’s legal expertise in personal injury law and named him a Rising Star for 2011.  Braswell Murphy has represented many clients just in a multitude of personal injury claims.  Contact the lawyers at Braswell Murphy today for a free consultation.