Monday, September 14 2009
Dilantin Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Dilantin is an antiepileptic drug, prescribed to control grand mal seizures (a type of seizure in which the individual experiences a sudden loss of consciousness immediately followed by generalized convulsions) and 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).
Dilantin is prescribed to help prevent and treat seizures occurring during and after neurosurgery (surgery of the brain and spinal cord). Dilantin Generic Name: phenytoin (oral) and other Dilantin generic & Dilantin brand names include Dilantin Infatabs, Dilantin Kapseals, Dilantin-125, Phenytek, Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt.
Dilantin and SJS
Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a rare and serious disease that affects the mucous membranes and the skin, eventually resulting in the epidermis (the outer layers of skin) separating from the dermis (inner layers of skin). SJS is closely related to TENS (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis), which affects the skin in the same way but can lead to the separation of one hundred percent of the epidermis. SJS is said to be a milder form of TENS, affecting up to thirty percent or more of the epidermis. SJS has been linked to many prescription medications and a multitude of common over-the-counter treatments as well. Stevens Johnson Syndrome is similar to Lyell's Syndrome
Dilantin SJS Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have used Dilantin and developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or TENS, then call our law firm and discuss what legal options may be available for you in a product liability lawsuit against the makers of Dilantin. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer about your case.
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