Lupus Lawsuits

Lupus Misdiagnosis Injury Attorneys

Lupus, which is short for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a systemic autoimmune disease. Lupus occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems. These can include your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. If you have suffered injury or illness due to a lupus misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis of lupus or improper treatment of lupus you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Please contact our medical negligence lawyers handling Lupus lawsuits today for a free case review.

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Forms & Causes Of The Autoimmune Disease Lupus

There are 3 different types of Lupus. They are:

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common type of lupus. The word systemic means the disease can affect many parts or systems of the body such as the skin, joints and internal organs. Someone who has SLE can have mild or severe symptoms. SLE typically only impacts those between the ages of 15-45.
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus effecting only the skin. A red, raised rash can appear on the face, scalp or somewhere else on the body. The raised areas may become thick and scaly. The rash may last for days or years and may recur. A small percentage of people with discoid lupus later develop SLE.
  • Drug-induced lupus is a type of lupus caused by the use of certain medications. The symptoms go away when the drug is stopped. Medications causing Lupus are Isoniazid, Hydralazine, Procainamide, Capoten, Anti-Seizure Medications, Chlorpromazine, Methyldopa, Minocycline, Quinidine, Sulfasalazine, Levamisole and Etanercept, Infliximab & Adalimubab.

Lupus Misdiagnosis Or Delayed Diagnosis

Lupus is very difficult to diagnose as its signs and symptoms often resemble those of other ailments. The hallmark sign of lupus infection is a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks. Unfortunately this sign only occurs in some and not all cases of lupus.

Risk Factors For Developing SLE

Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight. While there’s no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.

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