Between the 1970s and the 2000s, researchers discovered that routine medications containing ibuprofen were causing rare, but dangerous allergic reactions in people of all ages. Known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), the conditions cause painful blistering and sloughing of the skin and scarring of other organs. Individuals who suffer from either SJS or TEN may have difficulty breathing, eating and drinking, and those with particularly severe cases may even suffer blindness or death.
Changes to Warnings
As time passed and many drugs that were formerly available by prescription became available as over-the-counter medications, some companies that sold ibuprofen deleted SJS and TEN warnings from the product labels. Even babies and children are susceptible to developing SJS or TEN following administration of a children’s dosage of ibuprofen, and their labels contain no warnings either.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawyers
We believe that all consumers have a right to know the potential health risks associated with taking prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and those who are not adequately warned about SJS and TEN should be entitled to compensation if they develop such conditions after taking these drugs.
Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who hate to see major pharmaceutical companies push our clients and other vulnerable consumers around. Thousands of people develop SJS or TEN in the U.S. each year. If you or someone you know took ibuprofen and were one of them, let us know. We’ll give you the voice you deserve and stand up for your rights.
With extensive experience in both local and national litigation, we have the skill and resources to handle your case and give it the attention it needs. We won’t be intimidated by large pharmaceutical companies, and we’ll always keep your best interest in mind. In other words, if you’re offered a settlement that doesn’t adequately compensate for your losses, we’ll be happy to take your case to trial.
Contact us immediately for a no-obligation consultation so we can review the facts of your case. We can help you develop a course of action for demanding accountability from those responsible for your pain and suffering.