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Dilantin and  Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Dilantin Side Effects – SJS Steven s Johnson Syndrome, Dilantin lawsuit, Dilantin side effect lawyers

Nadrich & Cohen is one of the largest Stevens Johnson Syndrome Dilantin California law firms. We are California Stevens Johnson Syndrome Dilantin lawyers. We handle Dilantin Stevens Johnson Syndrome side effect cases. We have recovered millions for Dilantin victims against Dilantin manufacturer Pfizer Inc. (NYSE PSE) Dilantin is an anti-seizure drug. Unfortunately, the drug causes Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which sometimes will progress to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.

Victims can develop these side effects after the use of either Dilantin or Flagyl, an anti-fungal prescription medication. The condition of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis or TEN causes severe rashes with up to 80-100% of the skin sloughing, which means the skin falls off.

Oftentimes, TEN results in serious infections, blindness, or even death.

There have been burn center studies throughout the country which have concluded that more than 20% of TEN and SJS patients condition are believed to be caused by their use of brand name Dilantin. Dilantin is a very popular anti-seizure drug. Dilantin has been sold since 1936 in the United States.

Pfizer does not warn users of Dilantin in the United States that black patients have a higher risk of developing what is known as Dilantin Hypersensitivity Syndrome, which can include S.J.S.

Our claims for Dilantin victims is based on Pfizer s inadequate warnings on their labels in the United States. The labels should advise doctors that SJS and/or TEN can develop as a side effect from Dilantin. The warning further does not say that Dilantin should not be used as a seizure drug with children.

African-Americans have the greatest risk to develop Dilantin side effects – SJS, including TENS.

Nadrich & Cohen represents Stevens Johnson Syndrome victims caused by brand name Dilantin and Flagyl and selected other prescription drugs. We are specialists in representing victims in pharmaceutical recall and medical device cases against the drug manufacturers. We represent victims on a contingency basis, which means that there is no charge for our services, including fees, costs, or expenses, until we first obtain a recovery on your behalf. If we do not obtain a recovery, you will never owe us a penny no matter what.

Dilantin Side Effect lawyers

Dilantin is a prescription drug prescribed to epileptics to manage temporal lobe seizures (a type of seizure caused by disease in the cortex of the temporal [side] lobe of the brain affecting smell, taste, sight, hearing, memory, and movement) and grand mal seizures (a type of seizure in which the individual experiences a sudden loss of consciousness immediately followed by generalized convulsions). Dilantin may also be used to prevent and treat seizures that can occur during and after neurosurgery (surgery of the brain and spinal cord).

Dilantin, which is manufactured by Phizer, was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and put on the market on Novemer 20, 2001. Although the drug has not been recalled, it can cause serious and even fatal side effects to its users. It is important to remember to always ask your doctor before discontinuing the use of Dilantin if you have been taking it regularly. Abruptly discontinuing your prescription may cause a condition called status epilepticus, causing prolonged or repeated epileptic seizures without any recovery of consciousness between attacks.

A major side effect of Dilantin is called Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a severe allergic reaction to the drug. Other side effects of taking Dilantin include: confusion, constipation, discolored urine (pink, red, or brown), fatigue, slurred speech, agitation, anemia, bone marrow depression, chest discomfort, difficulty learning (children), dizziness, fever and chills, frequent bone fractures or breaks, headache, joint pain, light gray stools, low thyroid function, malformed bones, numbness or tingling in extremities (long-term use), painful erection, restlessness, severe stomach pain, severe skin reaction, shallow or troubled breathing, uncontrolled jerking of limbs, uncontrolled facial movements, unusual bleeding or bruising, weight loss, and yellow eyes or skin.

If you or a loved one has suffered from taking the prescription medication Dilantin and have suffered from severe side effects you should contact a Nationwide Dilantin Attorney from the Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen immediately to discuss your case. We have extensive experience successfully representing clients who have been victims of medication related injuries, and may be able to recover for you the maximum monetary compensation for your injuries.

Dilantin and SJS/TEN’s 

We are Dilantin lawyers who investigate and represent Dilantin side effect Stevens Johnson Syndrome victims nationwide-in every state of the country. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of Dilantin victims who have developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome from Dilantin.

Dilantin is an anti-convulsant or seizure medication used to prevent Gran Mal seizures and temporal lobe seizures. It is used after brain surgery to prevent seizures and also as a muscle relaxant. 

We are actively investigating many Dilantin cases on an ongoing basis. If you have taken Dilantin and have suffered Stevens Johnson Syndrome (many of our clients have just been released from the hospital) please contact us. We also want you to do the following:

  • Save all of your prescription medicines you were taking. Write a list of all prescription medicines you were taking at the time and prior to when you were first given the Dilantin or Dilantin-related drugs or prescriptions;
  • Take photos of your skin condition, including any discoloration and/or rashes;
  • Contact us immediately

Call us today. There are strict time limits that you need to follow in order to have a valid legal claim against the manufacturer. Remember, we handle many, many Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Dilantin cases throughout the country. We would like to start helping you as soon as possible so that we can preserve the evidence, investigate and interview all witnesses, and make sure all the claims against the various responsible parties are timely preserved.

We are experts at pharmaceutical litigation in bringing claims against drug manufacturers such as Pfizer, the manufacturer of Dilantin. We and our national legal teams already have the most resourceful Dilantin litigation side effect groups in the country, including world class expert witnesses who are the best in their specialty.  We will put together our team for you or your loved one’s case. Every member of the team will be there to fight for you or your loved one.

Dilantin Causes Stevens Johnson Symdrome 

Dilantin an epileptic drug, is prescribed to manage temporal lobe seizures and grand mal seizures. It is manufactured by Pfizer. Unfortunately, a horrific side effect of Dilantin is Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), or sometimes even Toxic Epidural Necrolysis (TENS). SJS is a life threatening skin disease caused by a severe allergic reaction to a drug. It causes rashes, skin peeling, sores and possibly death.

An SJS Dilantin victim can experience severe blistering on their mouth, eyes genitals, including the mucus membranes. All SJS type reactions that we have investigated are caused by an allergic reaction to some drug. We and our partners have handled numerous Dilantin Stevens Johnson Syndrome side effect cases to a successful recovery.

Please contact us at 1-800-722-0765 to speak to a qualified law firm representative. Or click here to submit your potential case.

Do not delay, as there are time deadlines with which you must comply in order to bring a timely claim. Act now. Call us now.

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