A woman won $120 million in NY. Her name is Jacqueline Martin, and she became brain damaged after repeated hospital visits in 2004. Her mother filed a lawsuit on her behalf.
The jury ruled that the medical personnel failed to properly manage Miss Martin’s treatments and medications. They didn’t respond to at least one crisis situation as they should have, and failed to give her the treatments she needed.
She came to the hospital to be treated for a seizure. Unfortunately, the anti-seizure medication she was given developed swelling in her face, eyes, and throat.
She was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). SJS is a rare condition that only affects around 500 people every year. SJS is usually brought on by the patient’s allergic reaction to some medication.
In this case, the doctors should have been more careful with the treatments they applied to Miss Martin. They also should have acted more responsibly when she started showing symptoms after taking her medication.
The reactions she showed should have been a sure tip-off that something needed to change. Unfortunately, doctors and staff at three different hospitals failed to connect the dots. Now Miss Martin is incapacitated for life, and has been since her late 30s.
Have you or someone you know, ever developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome? If you have suffered hives, blisters, rashes, shed skin, or other skin pain; flu-like symptoms; or swelling in your face or tongue after taking new medication, you may have suffered from the SJS condition.
The effects of SJS can last a lifetime. If you or someone you love has been affected by this syndrome, please contact Snyder and Snyder's team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys to assert your rights and recover any damages you may be owed.
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