Julie, a SJS survivor and advocate, contracted SJS when she was 11 months old.
You can read more of Julie’s story (written by her Mom) here -
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening conditions that sometimes are caused by a drug reaction. SJS and TEN can involve a severe adverse reaction to medication. As Julie says, anyone can get it in reaction to any drug, even Over The Counter (OTC) medications like children’s motrin/ibuprofen.
Holding a drug manufacturer legally responsible for putting a dangerous drug on the market (or failure to adequately warn) is challenging. Consider the case of Sabrina Brierton Johnson, whose family unsuccessfully sued the manufacturer of Children’s Motrin, after SJS blinded her. Contacting the right attorney (and striking the right jury) is everything.
If you think your child may have a claim against a manufacturer of a drug responsible for causing your child to contract SJS or TEN, let’s talk about what would be involved in a Stevens-Johnson or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis lawsuit.