Allergic reactions can turn dangerous and even lead to a fatality if not mitigated in a timely manner. Millions of Americans suffer from various environmental, insect and food-borne allergies which means they must use an EpiPen whenever they start to have an allergic reaction. The EpiPen is an auto-injector device which dispenses adrenalin or norepinephrine a biochemical which can help reverse airway constriction and a drop in blood pressure in order to stop the condition from progressing to anaphylaxis.
How EpiPen Works
The EpiPen auto-injector can be used through clothing and is typically used as an intermediary form of treatment while one waits for EMS to show up. However, it can save lives since allergic reactions are almost instantaneous, and happen due to ingesting something a person thought was safe, catching them unawares. The body releases histamines which manifests in hives and teary eyes as well as difficulty breathing in most allergy cases, and the person experiencing this, a friend or a loved one must act fast to reverse the reaction.
Mylan, the distributors of EpiPen issued a press release on the 31st of March, 2017 stating that they decided to issue a recall for certain lots of the product sold in the US, Europe and Australia, and that a faulty component in the device is what caused it to fail in two known instances.
EpiPen Lawsuit Attorney
If your EpiPen has an expiry date of April, September or October 2017, please be aware that it is subject to the recall. If your device failed to deploy, call us today on (773) 673-9861 and we’ll look into filing an EpiPen failure lawsuit to help you recover money damages. Thanks for choosing us.