An allergic reaction is an overreaction of the immune system that can end in side effects that put one’s health at risk.
Allergic reactions can possibly be caused by prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. If a life-threatening allergic reaction occurs after a patient is prescribed a drug by a doctor, they may have a legitimate medical malpractice lawsuit claim.
One of the more serious reactions to an allergy is anaphylaxis. The only way to treat this entire body allergic reaction is to administer epinephrine to aid in lowering the blood pressure. When anaphylaxis occurs, it causes several things to happen to an individual:
- Low pressure drops
- Tightening of the airway
- Pulse weakens
- Nausea and diarrhea
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or your loved one has been the victim of an allergic reaction as a result of a medication, call our Oregon medical malpractice lawyers. We will review your case, the symptoms you experienced, and the risk your health was put in. We can then help you take the appropriate steps to file an Ohio medical malpractice claim.