What is Stevens Johnson Syndrome?

Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder that may be caused by a reaction to drugs (including Bextra), viral infections, and malignancies. It is a rare disorder that can be life-threatening. A person with Stevens Johnson Syndrome has blistering of mucous membranes, typically in the mouth, eyes, and vagina, and patchy areas of rash. Common symptoms include:

• Rash, blisters, or red splotches on skin;
• Persistent fever;
• Blisters in mouth, eyes, ears, nose, genital area;
• Swelling of eyelids, red eyes;
• Conjunctivitis;
• Flu-like symptoms.

Symptoms are not the same for everyone. Additionally, target lesions are not always seen in Stevens Johnson Syndrome. It is very important that if you are a regular user of Bextra or other drugs that could cause this potentially fatal disease that you get checked thoroughly by your health care provider immediately to help minimize the long-term effects if you are diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome.

The manufacturers of drugs (such as Bextra) that carry the risk of Stevens Johnson Syndrome did not include any warnings on their labels regarding these risks until recently. As a result, many regular users have been unknowingly exposed to a potentially fatal disease. Do you take Bextra? Have you been diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome? It may be linked with your use of Bextra. Contact one of these qualified and experienced Bextra lawyers by clicking on the panels you see on the left and right sides of this page. Don't wait until it's too late to have your claim evaluated.

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