The urothelial cancer medication PADCEV (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) has been linked with severe skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).
These horrendous skin reactions are painful and can be fatal. The skin essentially burns from the inside out, leading to blisters, painful areas of raw skin, and even the skin separating itself from the body. Vision loss, blindness, organ damage and organ failure can also result from SJS and TEN.
You or your family member don’t have to go it alone in dealing with this terrible condition and its aftermath. The experienced dangerous drug lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen are representing victims of PADCEV and their families, helping them recover financial compensation for their losses, pain and suffering.
We are filing lawsuits on behalf of PADCEV victims, seeking compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium
Call the PADCEV lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen at 800-718-4658 or text us from this page for a free consultation if you or a loved one developed SJS or TEN after using PADCEV. Our services are essentially free, since we don’t charge a fee until and unless we obtain a recovery.
PADCEV, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome And Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on July 9, 2021, approved PADCEV for some adult patients with urothelial cancer. However, in approving the medication for some patients, the FDA mandated that its strongest warning, a “black box” warning, be added to the drug’s label.
This warning notes that PADCEV can cause “severe and fatal” skin reactions, including SJS and TEN. The label also notes that skin reactions occurred in 55% of the 680 patients which clinical trials saw treated with PADCEV.
The “black box” warning was prompted by research which identified eight cases of SJS or TEN caused by PADCEV from December 2019 to October 2020. Four cases resulted in death and four cases led to hospital burn unit admission.
The drug had seen accelerated FDA approval for some urothelial cancer patients in December 2019. This means that urothelial cancer patients have been taking a drug which can cause horrifying skin reactions for over a year and a half without having been warned about it.
California law holds drug companies responsible for injuries caused by their drugs when they fail to warn about the potential for the injuries when they know or should know about the potential. Failures to warn like this can be catastrophic, since patients will often to continue to take a medication causing them injury if they’re unaware it can cause that injury.
Our PADCEV attorneys will hold Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and Seagen Inc. responsible for their failure to adequately test PADCEV before releasing it into the market, and we will obtain justice and full, fair financial compensation for victims of the horrible skin conditions it causes.
SJS is believed to be caused by immune system disorder and triggered by drugs or infections. It is typically triggered by drugs.
The symptoms of SJS can include:
- Painful skin
- Peeling skin
- Red eyes
- Burning eyes
- Sore throat
- Tongue swelling
- Eyelid swelling
- Facial swelling
The complications of SJS can include:
- Lung capacity loss
- Multiple organ failure
The term Stevens-Johnson syndrome refers to a skin reaction which involves under 10 percent of the skin. About five percent of SJS patients die as a result of the reaction.
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
The term Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis refers to the same skin reaction as Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It refers to a skin reaction which involves over 30 percent of the skin. 30 to 40 percent of TEN patients die as a result of the reaction.
What Does It Cost To Hire PADCEV Lawyers?
Nadrich & Cohen’s aggressive, experienced dangerous drug lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means the only fee we charge is a percentage of any financial recovery we obtain for our clients. We do not charge a fee if we do not obtain a recovery. You will never owe us any out of pocket money for our services.
This means that you can be represented by strong, battle-tested lawyers, who have been representing victims of dangerous drugs for over 30 years, essentially for free.
Contact Our PADCEV Attorneys Today For A Free Case Review
Have you or a loved one developed SJS or TEN after using PADCEV? Nadrich & Cohen has been helping victims of dangerous drugs recover financial compensation for their injuries since 1990, having obtained a verdict plus interest of $14,250,000 for a 9-year-old girl who developed SJS after taking Children’s Motrin.
Call us today at 800-718-4658 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to a financial recovery.