Stevens Johnson Syndrome News

Motrin may be required to update label to include Stevens Johnson Syndrome

February 17th, 2012

The makers of Motrin may be required to update the over-the-counter drug’s label to include the risk of contracting Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). McNeil Consumer Healthcare would have to include the rare but severe skin condition on the list of side effects as a part of an ongoing Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit. More »

Four-year old hospitalized with Stevens Johnson Syndrome

December 22nd, 2011

A four-year old in Nebraska has been hospitalized with Stevens Johnson Syndrome after she was originally diagnosed with a minor allergic reaction. Giselle Coleman is expected to spend nearly a month in the hospital after the burn-like lesions covered 97% of her skin. More »

FDA orders Stevens Johnson Syndrome warning for HIV drug

November 18th, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has updated a popular HIV drug’s label to include a warning about Stevens Johnson Syndrome. The FDA added the rare skin disorder to Merck’s drug Isentress after the company reported cases of SJS in patients using the medication. More »

Other drugs linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome

November 8th, 2011

Anti-seizure drugs, anti-fungal drugs and antibiotics have all been linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome, according to patients who developed the condition. Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) has previously been linked to painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen. More »

Teen’s death caused by Stevens Johnson Syndrome

November 5th, 2011

A 16-year old in the United Kingdom passed away from complications of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Oliver Blake-Brennan was being treated for glandular fever when he developed signs of the rare skin condition. More »

Texas teenager contracts Stevens Johnson Syndrome after taking antibiotic

November 4th, 2011

A Texas teenager contracted a rare skin reaction known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome after being prescribed antibiotics by her doctor. Shanelle Logan, 19, developed the rare skin condition as an allergic reaction to antibiotics prescribed after a misdiagnosis. More »

Man awarded $48M in Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit

October 25th, 2011

A Southern California man has been awarded $48 million in his Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit against the makers of Motrin. Christopher Trejo alleged that McNeil Consumer Healthcare failed to properly warn patients about their risk of developing SJS on the Motrin warning label. More »

Children’s Advil, Motrin linked to deadly skin condition

October 20th, 2011

Children who taken ibuprofen drugs may be at risk of Stevens Johnson syndrome and a more serious, related condition. Ibuprofen is found in medications such as Children’s Motrin and Children’s Advil. Stevens Johnson syndrome has also been linked to the use of other medications, as well as among adults. More »

I am currently represented by an attorney
*Required fields