The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medication allergies. A medication allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a medication. Some of the most common symptoms of medication allergies include hives, rash, or fever; however, a drug allergy can also cause very serious injury to a patient, even death.
In fact, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAA), medication allergies affect 10 percent of the world’s population. In addition, 20 percent of victims who suffer from a medication allergy result in death.
Signs of a Medication Allergy
Anaphylaxis is one of the most deadly signs of medication allergy to a patient. Anaphylaxis happens when a patient becomes in shock from the drug allergy. Tightening of the airway or trouble breathing, severe drop in blood pressure, or dizziness are all clear signs of anaphylaxis. The symptoms will usually occur within minutes of taking the drug and is considered a medical emergency. Other common types of medication allergies include:
- Skin rashes
- Constriction of the airways
- Swelling of tissues
- Decrease in blood pressure
If you or family members have any signs of a medication allergy seek medical attention right away. Prolonging any of these symptoms could result in life threatening injuries.
Michigan Medication Allergy Malpractice Lawsuits
A patient may take an over the counter pill by their own free will and experience medication allergies. However, sometimes when a patient suffers injuries due to a medication allergy it may be due to the negligence of a doctor, hospital, or pharmacist. If the allergy is due to the negligence of the prescriber, and the patients suffers injuries, a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit may be able to be filed.
Medical malpractice may have occurred when a patient suffers injuries and damages by an allergic reaction to medication when:
- A medication that the patient was known to be allergic to or one it is family, and a drug is still prescribed. Most common family of drugs this takes place is in the penicillin family.
- Doctors failed to realize the patient was going into shock from a drug allergy.
- Pharmacy dispenses incorrect medication to patient.
- Doctor prescribes incorrect drug to patient or failed to ask if the patient had any allergic reactions to medication.
- A drug was prescribed without good reason, as when the patient’s underlying illness was misdiagnosed.
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We will represent you in your Michigan malpractice case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Medication Allergy Malpractice Lawyer Today
Individuals injured due to a medication allergy should contact the Michigan medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers about your case.