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