Woman Sues Pharmaceutical Company After Medication Burns Her Skin Off


Georgia woman is suing major pharmaceutical company Glaxo Smith Kline(GSK) after claiming that she received the wrong dosage of a medication that caused her skin to burn from the inside out. 

Khaliah Shaw was prescribed an anti-seizure prescription back in 2014, but after weeks of taking the drug, Shaw realized that she had blisters all over her body. She stated she was “in excruciating pain” and felt like she was “on fire”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

After visiting a doctor, Shaw was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare skin disorder that can occur in response to a medication or an incorrect dosage of a medication. 

Shaw was in an induced coma for five weeks as her skin slowly peeled off. Her experience has left her skin scarred and she's even experienced some vision loss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Shaw is suing GSK for promoting the product without including a warning of the risks. She is suing for more than $3.45 million.

We hope that she get's every penny.

Angie Martinez

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