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Preventable Adverse Drug Reactions

Over 2 MILLION serious ADRs yearly

100,000 DEATHS yearly

ADRs 4th leading cause of death ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths

Nursing home patients

ADR rate 350,000 yearly

Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, 2000

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Stevens - Johnson Syndrome Attorney

Keith Jensen is known for successes in litigating Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis cases, and has settled claims against some of the largest drug companies in the world for many Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and TEN victims.

So when you are considering what law firm you are going to engage to represent you in your claims against the drug companies remember Mr. Jensen actually has obtained recoveries for Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis victims and their families across the country.

The Jensen Law Firm is dedicated not only to the investigation and prosecution of Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis cases but the advancement of stronger warnings and greater consumer awareness regarding these conditions. It is our goal to use the law to reduce the number of people victimized by these lethal syndromes in the future.

Drug companies have no shortage of resources or money. It is important that you hire a firm that has taken a massive drug company to court and prevailed. Keith Jensen has done so repeatedly. Should your case merit we will do all it takes legally and financially to bring your case to trial. We utilize state of the art exhibits, audio and video presenters and we retain highly qualified experts in the field of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome SJS / TEN.

stevens johnson syndrome If your Stevens-Johnson Syndrome case has sufficient merit we will not refer your Stevens-Johnson Syndrome case to another attorney capable of trying a case against a major drug company, because Keith Jensen is an attorney who can do just that.

Unfortunately, a lot of drugs cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and TEN. Mr. Jensen has invested in and acquired scientific databases which identify most or all of the adverse event reports associated with what is believed to be virtually every drug sold that has been reported in association with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome SJS and TEN. This is another example of the fact that Keith Jensen will leave no stone unturned in handling meritorious Stevens-Johnson Syndrome SJS and TEN cases.

While there are other firms that consider cases involving Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrosis. Mr. Jensen has invested the time and resources necessary to understand these Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis often catastrophic syndromes, what causes them, how devastating they can be to both the victim and the family and how to find the best Stevens-Johnson Syndrome medical care for you or your loved one.

He is committed to his clients, and offers not only quality legal services, but also a genuine concern for the welfare and wellbeing of those that seek his counsel.

Our law firm is dedicated to providing you the most up-to-date information about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome legal rights, medical and scientific issues and how to find the best medical care for your loved one.

In 2004, Mr. Jensen, and one other attorney, tried the third "Round 2" fen-phen case in the country against one of the largest drug companies in the world. The case was tried in Texas against Wyeth, formerly, American Home Products Corporation.

Wyeth had a dream team of 16 attorneys, including defense attorney Dan Webb, famous for representing GE, Microsoft & Big Tobacco. In the third week of trial the dream team was scheduled to bring two doctor-witnesses. They brought zero, they relented, they settled.

In 2005, Mr. Jensen tried a fen-phen case for four weeks in Philadelphia. This time the drug company brought 23 attorneys to oppose Mr. Jensen and one other attorney. As Bloomberg news reported, the case settled for a significant confidential sum.

In 2006, Mr. Jensen filed over fifteen (15) Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis lawsuits against major drug companies and twelve (12) of his clients claims were settled without the need to pick a jury or even appear in Court. Some of these cases were settled within four (4) months of the Jensen Law Firm being hired.

In 2007, Mr. Jensen resolved five (5) major Stevens-Johnson Syndrome SJS/TEN cases against one of the largest drug companies in the world. These five clients are the first known people to ever recover from the manufacturer on Stevens-Johnson Syndrome SJS/TEN claims for the culprit drug involved.

In 2008, Mr. Jensen was set to start a trial in Boston (beginning 1/3/08) against one of the largest drug companies in the world. The case settled for a very significant confidential sum. In May 2008, Mr. Jensen selected a jury in federal court in Missouri. That day, in the courthouse, one of the largest drug companies in the world settled for a very significant confidential sum.

In 2009, Mr. Jensen settled numerous claims against a subsidiary of the largest drug company in the world. Each of Mr. Jensen's clients had suffered deep vein thrombi (DVT's) or pulmonary embolisms (PE's) as a result of a birth control patch.

In 2010, Mr. Jensen tried a case against a drug manufacturer in NH Federal Court and obtained a substantial verdict in favor of his client who alleged she suffered a life-threatening adverse reaction to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This is the first known NSAID SJS/TEN Plaintiffs’ verdict anywhere. In 2011, the Plaintiffs’ verdict was affirmed by a Federal Appeals’ Court.

In 2011, Mr. Jensen tried a case against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil in PA and obtained a substantial Plaintiffs’ verdict. Mr. Jensen’s 13 year old female client alleged she suffered from toxic epidermal necrolysis and is blind in one eye as a result of her ingestion of Motrin. This is the first known Plaintiffs’ Motrin SJS/TEN verdict anywhere.

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In diagnosing a cutaneous eruption that may be an adverse drug reaction it is important to decide whether the eruption is due to the disease, primarily due to the drug, or due possibly to an interaction between the disease and the drug. Cutaneous reactions frequently occur when patients are receiving a number of drugs, and thus etiological relationship may be difficult to assess.

Keith Jensen obtained the largest jury verdict in NH history

A reaction to the anti-inflammatory drug sulindac rendered Karen Bartlett legally blind


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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens - Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis are life-threatening conditions. Although infrequent, these conditions kill or severely disable previously healthy people. (Roujeau, 1995) Both diseases are characterized by rapidly expanding rashes and blisters, often with atypical (flat, irregular) target lesion, and include involvement of the mucous membranes (mouth, eyes, and genital areas).

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

is a fatal medical condition which has been associated with Motrin & Tylenol


A seemingly harmless medication may be quite harmful, even fatal?

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Skin Reactions
NSAIDs, including MOTRIN Suspension, can cause serious skin adverse events such as exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens- Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), which can be fatal. These serious events may occur without warning. Patients should be informed about the signs and symptoms of serious skin manifestations and use of the drug should be discontinued at the first appearance of skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity.

PubMed search -- Tylenol®

Acetaminophen-related acute liver failure in the United States.


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Allergic Reaction

Multiple blisters

Blisters appear surrounded by pale red rings, also called a "target"

Blistering rash on face, lips, mouth,upper body, legs, arms, palms, hands


Causes of SJS / TEN

Drugs cause over 80% of all cases of SJS / TEN. However, 90-95% of TEN cases are caused only by medications. While there have been very rare reports of infections causing SJS and TEN, most of those case reports were published long before scalded skin syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis were distinguished by biopsy, making these cases more likely to have been caused by a drug. The rarity of these reports cast doubt on the reliability of information taken regarding drug intake, and doesn't change the fact that almost all cases of TEN are always caused by a single drug.

NSAIDs have recently been recognized by the scientific community to be one of the leading causes of SJS and TEN. A recently published study reported significantly increased risk for ibuprofen in an epidemiologic study published in 2003. (Mockenhaupt, et. al. 2003;Lesko, et. al. 1995.)Anti convulsants and antibiotics are the other leading causes of these diseases.

There is also some evidence to support that pre-existing infections coupled with the ingestion of one of these drugs mentioned above causes a synergistic effect that leads to SJS and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, including antibiotics and OTC medications like Children's Advil and Children's Motrin.


Treatment and Outcomes

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Obviously, the identification of the responsible drug is important so that the causative drug can be withdrawn or the person can be instructed to stop taking it.

One study has shown that the mortality rate can be reduced by 30% every day by stopping the drug responsible for the reaction. ( Garcia-Doval, 2000)

The care of patients with SJS and TEN usually requires that they be placed in a burn unit, which is a highly specialized unit that cares for burn victims with the 2nd and 3rd degree burns that SJS and TEN causes all over the body.

IVIG treatment has shown to reverse the immunological cascade that promotes the spread of SJS and TEN, and meticulous wound care also reduces the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases.


SJS Resources

The Jensen Law firm knows that finding and receiving expert care after a person develops Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) is important medically and legally. So we work with doctors who specialize in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (burn surgeons, eye surgeons, dermatologists and others) in order to provide you and your family with the knowledge necessary to help your loved ones survive this tragedy, and to best represent you against the drug companies who caused the tragedy.

You have a real risk from drug treatments that have severe side effects that can cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.


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Motrin can cause SJS & TEN, which can cause blindness, kidney failure, and death. What McNeil & J&J Have Never Told Parents.

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