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Dilantin SJS Lawsuits

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Side effects of Dilantin, an antiseizure medication used to treat epilepsy, have been linked to reports of rare and potentially fatal skin reactions. Users may be entitled to compensation through a Dilantin Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) lawsuit or Dilantin Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) lawsuit as a result of inadequate warnings provided by the drug manufacturer.…

Dilantin Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit Filed by Three People

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A Stevens-Johnson syndrome lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against the makers of the epilepsy drug Dilantin, by two people who developed the debilitating skin reaction after taking the drug, and the family of a third person who died as a result of the condition.…

Dilantin Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Lawsuit Results in $3.78M Settlement

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Pfizer Inc. has reached a $3.78 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a 9-year-old New York girl who died from toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), which is a severe form of the skin reaction Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), allegedly caused by the child’s use of Dilantin and Flagyl. …

Epilepsy Drug Birth Defects Lead to New Guidelines for Pregnant Women

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According to new guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society, pregnant women should avoid taking the drug valproate, which could include Depakote, Depacon and several generic versions. The risk of valproate birth defects appears to outweigh the benefits provided by taking the drug during pregnancy, which is usually a safe time for most women with epilepsy.…

Stevens Johnson Syndrome Linked to Dilantin, Phenytek and Cerebyx

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The FDA warned Monday that some Asians who carry a certain gene, could face an increased risk of suffering from a severe skin reaction known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), after taking the epilepsy drugs Dilantin, Phenytek or Cerebyx.…

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