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2014-08-07 15:44:44

The JAMA Network Journals Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with severe adverse skin reactions to the antiepileptic drug phenytoin, according to a study in the August 6 issue of JAMA. Phenytoin is a widely prescribed antiepileptic drug and remains the most frequently used first-line antiepileptic drug in hospitalized patients. Although effective for treating neurological diseases, phenytoin can cause cutaneous (skin) adverse reactions ranging from mild to...

2014-06-13 23:03:11

According to a recently published research letter from JAMA, the severe cutaneous reactions are typically experienced following use of a broad array of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs is commenting on a study that reveals that the risk of repeat episodes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal...

2014-06-04 14:59:39

The JAMA Network Journals Individuals who are hospitalized for the skin conditions of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis appear to have a high risk of recurrence, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening conditions that develop primarily as responses to drugs, and result in extensive epidermal detachment (upper layers of the skin detach from the lower layers)....

2013-08-26 23:23:26

d’Oliveira & Associates is investigating cases of Stevens Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis among Tylenol patients. The law firm works with experienced attorneys, who are filing Tylenol lawsuits. (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 According to a Consumer Update released by the FDA on August 1, 2013, Tylenol and other medicines containing acetaminophen have been linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). These “are the two most serious skin...

Skin Rash, Blisters, Disease Associated With Acetaminophen Use
2013-08-02 11:11:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Acetaminophen has been a widely-used source of pain relief and fever reducer for decades. However, a number of studies have linked the popular drug to illnesses such as liver toxicity and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, in the past, considered restricting its use in both generic and brand name formulas, which includes Tylenol. Now, new warnings by the FDA may give consumers another reason to shy away from the use of...

2013-05-24 23:02:55

d´Oliveira & Associates has posted a new infographic providing information on a potential association between Stevens Johnson Syndrome and medicines such as Children´s Advil, Children´s Motrin and Children´s Tylenol. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 According to the National Institutes of Health, Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a form of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) that affects the skin and mucous membranes. SJS occurs most commonly in children and young adults under the...

2013-05-18 23:04:28

The personal injury law firm of d´Oliveira & Associates has issued an infographic on Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which details potential causes and serious conditions that may result from the syndrome. (PRWEB) May 18, 2013 According to the the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation, Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, is a severe allergic reaction usually to medicine (i). The first signs of SJS involve flu-like symptoms but it can quickly advance...

2011-05-24 09:06:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Fort Worth, Texas-based Jensen Law Firm (www.stevensjohnsonsyndrome.org) are pleased to announce a $10 million verdict in compensatory damages against Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Products (NYSE: JNJ) unit on behalf of 13-year-old Brianna Maya and her family. Brianna suffered disfiguring, life-altering skin burns and permanent blindness after she was given Children's Motrin to treat a fever and cough in 2000. (Alicia E. Maya,...

2010-10-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Keith Jensen of the Fort Worth, Texas-based law firm of Jensen, Belew & Gonzalez is announcing a $3.78 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) on behalf of the family of a nine-year-old New York girl who died in June 2004 as the result of a drug-induced disease known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which caused all of her skin to peel off. The settlement approval was filed Friday following a hearing before New...

2010-03-15 07:57:00

WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been 15 years since Julie McCawley spent 4 weeks fighting for her life, but last October Julie relived that experience while filming with Discovery Health's Mystery Diagnosis. At 11 months old, Julie was diagnosed with an extremely severe case of chicken pox. Her body was covered in burn-like blisters and her eyes began to swell shut. After 4 days, it became clear that Julie did not have the chicken pox. She was experiencing a severe...


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