Residents of Illinois, New York and Louisiana have filed a joint lawsuit against Pfizer, the makers of the epileptic drug Dilantin. They are claiming that Dilantin caused their now-deceased family members to contract Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a severe skin disease that can cause death if it escalates to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS).
“Defendants’ Dilantin drug products are the most dangerous and lethal drugs that cause deaths from SJS/TENS,” the complaint states, adding that Dilantin should never have been approved.
The plaintiffs say they were not properly warned of the potential dangers of contracting SJS or TENS after taking Dilantin and that the companies failed to post proper warnings about SJS before they marketed the drug to the public.
Plaintiffs also claim that while Pfizer admitted to Health Canada drugs like Bextra containing Dilantin increased the chances of users getting SJS more than any other drug did, they didn’t do the same for other drugs on the market that had Dilantin in them.
SJS is an adverse skin reaction to prescription medications that causes sufferers to experience blisters on the mucus membranes like the eyes, nose, mouth and genitals. It also causes a red or purplish rash that spreads and makes skin slough off the body in patches, leaving the affected person extremely susceptible to infection.
If you or someone you know has suffered from SJS or TENS as a result of taking Dilantin or Bextra, contact Greg Jones today. Let me fight hard on your side to ensure that you get any compensation that you may be entitled to. There is no charge for your initial consultation, and I pledge to work relentlessly on your behalf to see that any suffering you or a loved one has experienced is taken into account.