If you’ve been diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, then the first thing that you need to do is to get medical treatment. Your condition is not only painful, but it is also life-threatening. Your medical team needs to develop a comprehensive plan to help you heal from Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
And That Can Take a Long Time
Your treatment for Stevens-Johnson syndrome may include a long hospitalization and additional recovery time at home. According to the Mayo Clinic, patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome should expect to spend time in the intensive care unit or burn unit of a hospital. In severe cases, a recovery from Stevens-Johnson syndrome may take months…if it happens at all. Your doctor is in the best position to explain your physical recovery and medical needs.
But That’s Not All That You Are Going to Have to Think About as You Recover
Once you have a plan in place to treat your condition, you may begin to wonder how you are going to pay for it. Just one day in the intensive care unit or burn care unit can cost thousands of dollars. When you are there for an extended period of time or need expensive procedures such as surgeries, those costs can skyrocket quickly. At the same time, you will be unable to work and earn an income.
If your are put in this position because of a bad reaction to a prescription drug, then it seems unfair that you should have to bear the financial burden of your condition along with the physical and emotional consequences that are now unavoidable. Accordingly, it is time to consider your legal options and to take action to protect your legal recovery. To learn more about your rights, please watch our free videos and browse our related links.