Latex can be found in many common medical tools and supplies. It is a rubber that can be natural or synthetic in nature, and the material is ideal for items that must have a lot of give but still be strong and maintain a certain form. Unfortunately, many individuals have or develop latex allergies. Those who have had multiple surgeries or other prolonged latex exposure are most likely to have problems with latex. For those with an allergy, each consecutive reaction can worsen as the body builds a greater response to what it senses is a threat. The response can eventually build up to anaphylactic shock, which can be deadly.
Latex allergies are a serious matter and those with them must communicate this fact to medical professionals. However, if a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare worker fails to note the reported allergy and triggers a reaction, this may warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit. If this has happened to you, contact the Stevens Point medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.
Careless healthcare workers can trigger an allergic reaction to latex through various instruments and supplies, including the following:
These are just a few of the medical supplies and instruments that may create the risk of an allergic reaction to latex in a healthcare facility.
If you or a loved one has been through a severe allergic reaction to latex caused by the negligence of a healthcare worker, you know how terrifying the incident can be and that it can have long-lasting effects. Do not delay in calling the Stevens Point medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for skilled and experienced legal representation.