Medical Malpractice for Failure to Timely Treat Anaphylaxis – More Inside
Allergies are on the rise, and living in sterile environments is thought to be a major causative factor. That said, allergies can be mild and can be treated by avoiding the offending allergen; however, in some rare cases, an allergic reaction can lead to an urgent medical event called anaphylaxis. This event can cause the patient to completely stop breathing, the airways to swell up and lead to loss of consciousness, and, if not treated in minutes, lead to a fatality. It is vital that as a patient, you have the needed resources to manage your allergic reactions as well as have a physician who understands and appreciates the importance of avoiding allergens as well as treats you when you’ve had a severe reaction to the same in a timely manner. Failure to treat anaphylaxis in a certain reasonable manner and within a specific time frame constitutes negligence which can be compensated under personal injury law. If you’ve been affected by a doctor’s poor choice of actions with regard to treating you or your loved one’s anaphylaxis, we’re here to help.
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Medically speaking, anaphylaxis refers to a systemic, severe allergic reaction which affects certain individuals exposed to problem foods, drugs or even stings from bees and wasps. The onset of anaphylaxis is rapid, and it can take a few minutes to put an individual’s life in danger. Despite the fact it is systemic, it tends to affect the airway and heart specifically, which is why most anaphylaxis events almost always lead to death if not treated in a timely manner.
Here are some of the main symptoms of anaphylaxis:
- Chest tightness and discomfort
- Abnormal breathing or finding it difficult to take in air
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty swallowing
- Heart palpitations
- Low blood pressure
- Pruritus or itching all over
- The eyes, tongue and face may swell
- Vomiting and nausea
- Loss of consciousness
Anaphylaxis – When is it Medical Malpractice?
Anaphylaxis basically makes it impossible for the body’s organs to get sufficient oxygen in order to continue working, which can then cause them to shut down, one after the other. Epinephrine, or what’s commercially known as an EpiPen is the standard treatment for anaphylaxis. However, it is interesting to note that many physicians do not provide the patient with epinephrine from the get-go, and many adopt a wait-and-see approach. In addition, medical negligence for anaphylaxis may manifest as failing to refer patients to follow-up care, and failure to prescribe auto-injectors for patient use in the future.
Medical Malpractice for Failure to Timely Treat Anaphylaxis – Call Us Now!
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit for anaphylaxis if there was negligence is the natural and right thing to do. One can collect money damages for things like cost of past and future medical care, lost wages, loss of consortium, mental anguish, pain and suffering, legal costs and so much more. Need to learn more? Please call us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn where to start. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.