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Children’s Advil Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit

Motrin, the active ingredient in Children’s Advil, has recently been linked to an increased risk for Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), a severe skin disorder that can lead to blindness and even death. To date, juries have awarded more than $120 million to children who developed SJS after taking Children’s Advil.
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If your child or other loved one was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) after taking Children’s Advil, you should contact dangerous drugs law firm immediately.

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What is Children’s Advil?

Children’s Advil (ibuprofen and acetaminophen) is specially formulated for children ages 2 – 11 and is used to reduce fever, headaches, and muscle aches. The medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by blocking the body’s production of natural substances that cause inflammation. Children’s Advil is manufactured and marketed by Haleon HealthPartner.

What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

SJS is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its skin, causing a potentially lethal reaction. The condition starts with flu-like symptoms that rapidly progress into a painful rash. Blisters, sores, and ulcers develop on the skin and the mucus membranes.

Some cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome spread to the eyes and even internal organs. In the most serious cases, SJS can lead to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), where large patches of skin die and slough off, leaving burn-like wounds. While SJS can be lethal, TEN kills approximately 50% of the people who develop it.

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Who Gets SJS/TEN?

Many cases of SJS/TEN occur in children and adults under the age of 30, but the diseases may also develop later in life. SJS occurs more often in females than males. Infections are the most likely cause of SJS in children, whereas medications are the most likely cause of SJS/TEN in adult patients.

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SJS Symptoms

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Blister
  • Sores
  • Rash usually starts on the upper body before quickly spreading to the face, arms, legs, and other areas of the body, such as the genitals.

If your case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome was caused by Children’s Advil, symptoms are likely to appear about 1 to 3 weeks after you start taking the medicine. The flu-like symptoms will be followed first by a rash and then peeling. In the case of TEN, some people even lose hair and nails.

Can Stevens-Johnson Syndrome be Cured?

Yes; however, it may take several weeks or months to fully recover from SJS. Patients with the condition will likely feel very tired for a few weeks after leaving hospital. In most cases, it will take the skin about 2 or 3 weeks to heal, but it can sometimes take longer if the person develops a skin infection.

What are SJS Lawsuits Alleging?

Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of patients who developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome after taking Children’s Advil. These lawsuits allege that pharmaceutical companies were aware of the risks associated with their drugs, yet failed to adequately warn on the product’s labeling. These lawsuits seek compensation for medical care, lost wages, and lost income potential due to permanent disabilities caused by SJS.

Children’s Ibuprofen Jury Verdicts

  • February 2013 – A 7-year-old girl who developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome after taking Children’s Motrin was awarded $63 million by a Massachusetts jury. The girl, Samantha Reckis, lost 90% of her skin, and 80% of her lung capacity, and was blinded by the rash, but survived.
  • September 2011 – In 2005, a man who developed SJS after taking Children’s Motrin was awarded $48 million by a Los Angeles jury. The man, who was 15 years old at the time of the injury, suffered from permanent vision loss and organ damage.
  • June 2011 – A girl who developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome after being given Motrin was awarded $10 million by a Philadelphia jury. The girl, Brianna Maya, was 3 years old when she was given Motrin in 2000. She suffered a rash that covered 84% of her body and permanent blindness in one eye.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit Liability

In some cases, patients developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome as a result of negligence by doctors or healthcare providers who failed to meet the accepted standard of care when diagnosing and treating the condition.

In other cases, the manufacturers of medications that can cause SJS to fail to provide adequate warnings of severe allergic reactions like SJS. This failure to warn often results in the patient continuing to take the medicine and failing to seek medical treatment sooner.

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