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Leading Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawyer

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SJS litigation is a niche practice that requires specialized medical, scientific, and legal expertise in order to succeed against large drug companies and the sophisticated lawyers they hire to defend these cases. Selecting the right Stevens Johnson Syndrome attorneys for your case is critically important. Dunn Sheehan LLP handles SJS cases every day as a core part of our legal practice.


Pursuing legal action with experienced Stevens Johnson Syndrome attorneys won’t change the past, but it can change your future.

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Our Results Speak for Themselves

As lead counsel, our firm has assisted numerous SJS clients across dozens of states and against the largest drug companies and defense law firms in the world. We have team members stationed around the country, including two Stevens Johnson Syndrome attorneys in California.

We are highly selective in the cases we accept and devote substantial financial resources to each case. Our number one goal is to arm our clients with the evidence and legal assistance required to succeed against large corporations through constant legal and medical research. These litigations can be challenging uphill battles, so it’s critical that you have experienced Stevens Johnson Syndrome attorneys who are prepared to meet these corporate legal teams head-to-head.

Our Verdicts & Settlements

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Multi-plaintiff product liability case following over four years of litigation

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Six plaintiff settlement involving pharmaceutical drugs

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Confidential settlement in a single plaintiff pharmaceutical case

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Confidential single plaintiff settlement involving adverse reaction to pharmaceutical drug and amputations

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Single plaintiff wrongful death case involving pharmaceutical drug

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Settlement involving single-eye blindness following ingestion of a pharmaceutical drug

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Six plaintiff settlement involving pharmaceutical drugs

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Single plaintiff settlement involving reaction to pharmaceutical causing blindness

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Settlement involving injuries to two minors from a pharmaceutical drug

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Settlement involving reaction to a pharmaceutical drug that involved severe burn and ocular injuries

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Single plaintiff partial paralysis case involving pharmaceutical drug

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Single plaintiff case involving ocular injuries from a pharmaceutical drug

Learn About Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a rare, very serious skin disorder that is most often caused by a reaction to medication. The earliest symptoms are typically flu-like, including fever, sore throat, fatigue and eye irritation.

As the disease progresses, a red or purplish rash often appears on the skin and begins to spread and blister. This rash causes the outer-most layer of skin to die and shed from the body, usually just a matter of days after the rash appears.

SJS cases require immediate medical attention and hospitalization. Treatment focuses on removing the cause, caring for wounds, controlling pain, preventing infection, and minimizing complications as the skin regrows.

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) is a more advanced, severe, and life-threatening form of SJS. When over 30% of the total body surface area is covered in blisters or significant rash, medical experts identify the reaction as TEN. Because of it’s comparative severity, toxic epidermal necrolysis can take weeks or even months to recover from.

TEN is serious and life-threatening.  Leading medical experts have stated that TEN carries a mortality rate of 30%-80%. This alarming mortality rate coupled with the horrible symptoms make this syndrome a nightmare for those who suffer from it. This is just one more reason our team exhausts so much effort to remain the most trusted Stevens Johnson Syndrome attorneys in the U.S.

Causes, Risk Factors, and Complications

SJS is most commonly triggered by medications.
Although SJS is rare, there are specific medications more commonly associated with SJS cases, including:

  • Advil
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Antimalarial drugs
  • Arava
  • Azithromycin
  • Bactrim
  • Carbamazepine
  • Children’s Advil
  • Children’s Motrin
  • Children’s Tylenol
  • Cleocin
  • Clindamycin
  • Diclofenac
  • Dietary supplements
  • Diflucan
  • Dilantin
  • Flagyl
  • Libtayo
  • Leflunomide
  • Phenytoin
  • Tamiflu
  • Tegretol
  • Topamax
  • Xeljanz
  • Zithromax
  • Zosyn
  • Various NSAIDs
  • Sulfonamides

Long-term side effects and complications from SJS can include organ failure, blindness, kidney failure and disease, respiratory complications, severe permanent skin damage and death.

If SJS has affected you or a loved, try our free tool to find out if you have a potential case and may qualify for financial compensation. Our Stevens Johnson Syndrome attorneys can evaluate your case and fight for you.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Attorney Connor Sheehan

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome attorney Connor Sheehan represents clients on a national basis. He is lead counsel in plaintiff-side pharmaceutical, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases for Dunn Sheehan LLP.

As lead counsel, he has handled cases in over 30 states and tried over 25 cases to jury verdicts in trials ranging from a few days to nine weeks. He has collected over $100 million dollars for his clients in contingent fee cases in the last decade.  Read more about Dunn Sheehan, LLP attorneys.


For Referring Attorneys

SJS litigation requires niche expertise. Because we maintain a dedicated national SJS practice, our firm stays informed of legal, scientific, and medical developments in this narrow area of the law. That is why other law firms refer SJS cases to us.

If you’re an attorney with an SJS case, give us a call to learn more about our referral process and how we can assist you and your client.

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Additional Resources for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Whether it affects you or a loved one, SJS can take a toll on people of all walks of life. The articles below offer helpful information and insights to help you and your family navigate these trying times.

Additionally, we’ve included several useful PDFs that can be downloaded and shared to provide you and your loved ones with the knowledge to confront Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

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Don’t let uncertainty stand in the way of your financial compensation. Try our free tool to find out if you may have a case, or contact our experienced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome attorney today.

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