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Toledo Drug Allergy Lawyer

Drug and medication allergies can be caused by several different drug and medications. The allergies can be the result of over-the-counter and prescription medicines. The result of these allergies can be very serious, causing serious side effects or even death in patients. In these instances, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed with the assistance of a Toledo drug allergy lawyer.

Elements of a Reaction

When an allergic reaction occurs, the body’s defense system is overreacting. During an allergic reaction the immune system, which normally protects the body from viruses and bacteria, starts to fight substances that are often harmless. The overreaction that is occurring can cause various side effects such as rashes, itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, and nausea and diarrhea.

The first time an allergen is presented to the body there may be no allergic reaction. But, if it is presented again, the allergic response is likely to occur.

The situations in which a patient may be injured or worse from an allergen include the following:

  • A drug that the patient is known to be allergic to was prescribed. This most often occurs with antibiotics within the penicillin family.
  • A drug was prescribed to the patient without reason; the patient was misdiagnosed
  • The doctor did not realize the patient was going into shock due to the drug allergy

Side Effects of a Drug Allergy

There are many side effects that come with drug allergies. One of the most dangerous drug allergy side effects is anaphylaxis, which is a severe, whole-body reaction that rapidly occurs. This reaction may cause death and can start within just minutes of exposure to the allergen. Some signs of anaphylaxis are as follows:

  • Tightening of airway or trouble breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Weak and rapid pulse
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, consciousness

To treat anaphylaxis, a patient needs epinephrine immediately to avoid death from low pressure.

How a Toledo Drug Allergy Attorney Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered serious reactions after being prescribed an allergen producing medication, call our experienced Toledo drug allergy lawyers. Our lawyers in Port Clinton, Perrysburg, Sylvania, and Oregon will discuss your case with you over the phone, find out how exactly the medication was prescribed, and guide you in the medical malpractice lawsuit process.

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