Drug Allergies

Sometimes, a person’s immune system may overreact to substances including medications. This is called an allergy. Drug allergies can cause serious complications and long-lasting health problems if the victim is accidentally exposed to the medication. Thus, it is important that doctors and pharmacists make sure they do not dispense any drugs for you that could cause you an allergic reaction.

Unfortunately, though, a medical professional may ignore your drug allergy and give you a medication that is harmful to your health. If you or someone you love has been the victim of pharmaceutical errors such as this, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Stevens Point medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer about your options today.

Symptoms of Allergic Reactions

A medical professional may cause you to suffer an allergic reaction to a drug product by disregarding your medical history, failing to acknowledge your listed allergies, or mixing up your information with another patient. This can lead to a hazardous allergic reaction. Some of the signs of these reactions include:

  • Rashes, hives, blisters, or redness breaking out over the skin
  • Sudden inability to take a deep breath or breathe normally
  • Irregular heart palpitations
  • Failure of the internal organs
  • Swelling of one or more body parts
  • Coma

A person’s allergic drug reaction can develop into a deadly condition known as anaphylactic shock, so it is extremely important that the doctors and nurses overseeing their care pay strict attention to any known drug allergies.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been the victim of an allergic reaction to a drug because of the negligence of a medical professional, the Stevens Point medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help. Contact our offices at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with a legal representative today.