The dangerous drug attorneys working with the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to any plaintiff seeking to file a Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis lawsuit. In order to prove that SJS or TEN was in fact casused by the medication you have been taking, it is crucial to work closely with a Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis lawyer. Contact a Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis attorney today and take the first step toward claiming a settlement.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Edipermal Necrolysis (TEN) are two related skin conditions that are sometimes caused by pharmaceutical drugs. It is generally considered that Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a less mild form of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. TEN has a much higher mortality rate and has more symptoms associated with it.
SJS and TEN are both skin disorders that affect both the skin and the mucous membranes. At first, SJS and TEN appear to have similar symptoms as fever, but later on ulcers and legions begin to appear all over the body. The patient’s skin becomes spotty. The mouth and lips are almost always affected and so are the genital and anal areas.
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis causes cell death throughout the epidermis (skin tissue).This is especially dangerous when it destroys respiratory tissue.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome has a mortality rate of about 5%, while Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis has a mortality rate of between 30% and 40%. In the latter case, the leading cause of the disease is sepsis. The disease damages the lining of the airways in the body and thus causes respiratory distress.
The following pharmaceuticals have been known to cause SJS or TEN:
If you have been diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and have been taking one of the aforementioned drugs, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact one of our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.