February 15, 2013

Jury awards $63M to Samantha Reckis, girl who lost skin after taking Motrin

By Logan Lafferty

"It's like having your skin burned off of you," Henry told The Boston Globe. "Imagine your worst sunburn times 1,000. It's an absolutely devastating condition." TEN is a more severe form of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), according to the National Institutes of Health. Medications including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen), anti-gout drugs, penicillins and anticonvulsants most commonly cause the condition according to the Mayo Clinic. 


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