Dilantin is a medication that is prescribed to treat seizures. Many people rely on this drug to manage epilepsy and other conditions. Unfortunately, Dilantin also produces severe side effects. Users of this drug can develop serious diseases that can cause permanent health issues, and may even be fatal.
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Dilantin Side Effects
Although Dilantin can be an effective method of treating seizures, the drug can produce dangerous side effects. The most significant risks of using Dilantin include the development of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). These diseases cause intense internal burns that can impact the entire body.
SJS is the first stage of this disease, which can progress to TEN. The condition is classified as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis when a victim’s skin begins to die. As the disease progresses, a victim may experience organ failure and blindness. A person can be killed by the effects of SJS and TEN.
Dilantin can also cause side effects such as birth defects, lower blood pressure, heartbeat irregularities, high blood sugar, hallucinations, liver damage, and rashes.
Dilantin Injury Claim Damages
By filing a claim against the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Dilantin, or another liable party, you can receive compensation for your damages. Medical bills are likely the most significant expenses you are facing. A claim can provide coverage for treatment, therapy, medical appointments, medication, and other costs.
A person may be unable to work because of the side effects of Dilantin. A claim can cover the wages you lost while you were unable to work or can provide an alternative source of income and account for future expenses caused by lost income. Other financial damages may include transportation and travel expenses, in-home care and assistance with tasks, and more.
Non-economic damages may also be available through a claim. These are the emotional and mental effects of an injury or illness, which are often described as “pain and suffering.” Although these elements do not have a monetary value, victims can receive compensation that accounts for non-economic damages.
The side effects of Dilantin can also be deadly. In these cases, the family of the victim can receive compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and non-economic damages. Contact us if your loved one passed away because of the side effects of Dilantin.
What Should I Do if I Use Dilantin?
If you are a Dilantin patient, you should not stop use of the drug without consulting your doctor. Medication affects every person differently, and it is possible that stopping use of the drug could be harmful in your specific situation. Contact your doctor as soon as possible to speak about the risks of using Dilantin and potential alternative treatment plans. Your doctor can also provide treatment if you have developed side effects caused by Dilantin.
Once you receive treatment for your health issues, contact Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC. We can advise you on your legal rights and will help you build a case against the parties who are liable for your injuries.
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We are available to discuss your case if you or a loved one suffered from severe side effects caused by Dilantin use. We are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve and holding liable parties accountable for the damages.
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