The NSAID pain reliever Motrin (ibuprofen) has been linked to Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), a severe allergic reaction that begins with flu-like symptoms and progresses into a painful rash, blisters and shedding of the skin.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome after taking Motrin, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem with Motrin?
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and a more severe form of the condition called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), are rare but extremely serious allergic reactions characterized by by painful lesions, blisters, and scarring on the skin and underlying mucous membranes. SJS and TEN have both recently been linked to the use of Motrin and many other common household medicines.
SJS Children’s Motrin Lawsuit Ends with $63 Million Award
In February 2013, A Massachusetts jury awarded $63 million to the family of a girl who developed toxic epidermal necrolysis after taking Children’s Motrin. The drug caused 7-year-old Samantha Reckis to lose her eyesight and 90% of her skin. Since taking the Motrin, Reckis has undergone at least 19 surgeries, including brain surgery to relieve pressure.
Treatment options for patients diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:
- Infection prevention
- Treating symptoms and controlling illness associated with SJS
- Antibiotics to control skin infections
- Corticosteroids to control inflammation
- Intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) to stop the disease process
- Skin grafting
- Hospitalization in intensive care or burn units
Which Other Drugs Cause SJS and TEN?
In addition to Motrin, other drugs that may increase the risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and/or toxic epidermal necrolysis include:
- Lamictal/Lamictal XR
- Zithromax (Z-Pak)
- Anticonvulsant medications including carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, valproic and lamotrigine
- Any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), fluoroquinolones or medications that contain ibuprofen
Compensation Available for Victims of SJS and TEN
People who developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrosis after taking Motrin may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries through the filing of a lawsuit. Damages associated with these types of injuries include:
- All medical expenses
- Cost of future medical and rehabilitation care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings capacity due to inability to work
- Punitive damages
Do I Have a Motrin Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Motrin lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new SJS cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome after taking Motrin, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.