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Your Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Healing Starts Here

With any new medication, you may experience side effects or allergic reactions. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) occurs as a reaction to certain medications and, when not treated quickly and correctly, can worsen and even cause fatalities. Unfortunately, SJS is commonly the result of the negligence of a medical professional when monitoring medication.

About Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a rare, life-threatening skin disorder effecting mucous membranes. It occurs as a reaction to certain over-the-counter or prescription medications and can be prevented with proper medical attention. SJS begins with mild, flu-like symptoms but can quickly worsen, causing extreme blistering and peeling of the skin.

In many cases, patients’ SJS will worsen and turn into Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), which happens when more than 30% of the skin is effected. This often happens because of medical negligence or medical professionals lacking the knowledge and experience to treat SJS successfully. If you believe you have acquired SJS due to negligence, you may have a medical malpractice case and be entitled to compensation.

Contact our dedicated and highly-experienced lawyers by calling (904) 295-1050 immediately if you suspect you may be a victim.

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Choosing an SJS Lawyer

Florida has created a number of protections for healthcare providers that do not exist for any other aspect of the law. If there is a misstep by your lawyer early in the case, it can be fatal to your lawsuit. This is why hiring a truly seasoned and experienced medical malpractice lawyer is so important. We hold the largest verdict in the nation for a medical malpractice case in the year 2012 for a reason. In this video, Tom explains more about what to look for when selecting a medical malpractice lawyer, and how the foundation of our firm helps us continuously see success for our clients.

Common Symptoms of SJS

  • Early signs include flu-like symptoms such as sore throat and mouth, fever, and fatigue
  • Skin pain
  • Red or purple rash
  • Hives
  • Blisters
  • Swelling of the tongue and face
  • Shedding of skin

Complications Caused By Untreated SJS

When left untreated, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome results in lifelong complications and in severe cases, causes fatalities.

  • Dehydration
  • Blood Infection (Sepsis)
  • Eye problems including inflammation, dry eye, light sensitivity, and in extreme cases, vision impairment
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Permanent skin damage, including scarring and dyspigmentation

How SJS and Medical Malpractice Compensation Works

Compensation in Florida is tricky for medical malpractice, so working with an experienced attorney is crucial. The law states there should be a limit to what you can get when you bring a claim against a medical professional. These limitations only apply to compensation for non-economic damages, including mental anguish, pain and suffering, stress, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of companionship. You will not see a cap for tactile and concrete damages such as your medical bills, lost wages, and treatments, all past and future. There are more complicated aspects to these caps.

Our seasoned team of medical malpractice lawyers is here to provide guidance and support and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.

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