Medication Allergies

Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medications and prescription drugs do not always provide benefit to the user or patient. Sometimes an immediate or delayed allergic reaction can occur as the immune system rejects the substance, treating it as though it is a harmful parasite, bacteria, or virus. Although most symptoms of a drug allergy are present in the skin, such as discoloration and itchiness, headaches, fever, and nausea are not uncommon. In extreme cases, anaphylactic shock may occur, a life-threatening reaction that requires emergency medical attention.

If you or a loved one have taken medication and are now displaying any of the following symptoms, please contact a medical professional immediately, as the conditions may be indicative of anaphylaxis:

  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Plummeting blood pressure
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Intestinal distress (vomiting and diarrhea)
  • Unconsciousness or feeling faint

Causes of Medication Allergies

While it is true that over-the-counter medications that are self-prescribed can cause allergic reactions in the user, many of the most serious forms of medication allergies stem from incorrect prescription drugs given by a professional doctor. Patients who come to them for help assume that they will be treated correctly and safely. It is their right to expect to leave better than when they arrived, and that they will not be exposed to undue harm later from a dangerous medication.

Forms of negligence that can be found in allergy cases include:

  • Prescribing a drug to which the patient is allergic
  • Prescribing a drug similar to one to which the patient is allergic
  • Prescribing a drug without proper diagnosis of illness
  • Failing to diagnose symptoms of medication allergies

Tell Us About Your Medication Allergy Case – Call 954.914.7116

It is of utmost importance that you take the necessary legal steps to bring a civil lawsuit against your medical practitioner, hospital, or pharmacist that gave you a dangerous prescription that caused you to suffer an allergic reaction. The more medical professionals that are held accountable for their negligent behaviors, the less likely future, similar incidences will occur. Consult with Miami Medical Malpractice Attorney David C. Rash and our team to learn what you should do next, and how much compensation you may wish to pursue in your case.

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