Anaphylaxis-Allergic Reactions Due To Medical Negligence
Anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, is an acute, allergic reaction that involves the whole body. Unless it is recognized and treated immediately, anaphylaxis can be fatal.
According to some estimates, 500 to 1,000 people die each year in the U.S. due to anaphylactic reactions.
What Causes Anaphylaxis?
Common triggers for anaphylaxis are allergies to foods, such as peanuts or shellfish, bee stings, medications, and latex. In allergic individuals, these allergens can cause the swelling of the eyes, lips, tongue and throat within minutes of exposure. Other people develop symptoms hours later.
Our lead attorney, James M. Bolus, Jr. represents people who suffered anaphylaxis because of medical negligence. Cases can involve:
- Anesthesia errors that trigger anaphylaxis
- Administering drugs known to cause an allergic reaction in a patient
- Failure to properly treat anaphylaxis
- Misdiagnosis of anaphylaxis
- Failure of the hospital dietary department to provide allergen-free meals
- Emergency room errors
We have worked with more than one of the nation’s leading experts on anaphylaxis. One such expert has written internationally accepted standards on emergency room response to anaphylactic shock.
Did medical professionals fail to recognize and properly treat the symptoms of anaphylaxis? Did they cause you to suffer an anaphylactic reaction? You may be able to recover financial compensation for the damages you have suffered, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages or income, and more.
Please contact the Bolus Law Offices to discuss your case with a lawyer.
Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Bolus Law Offices offers effective legal services for residents of both Kentucky and Indiana.