Wyoming Allergic Reaction Malpractice Attorneys
A lot of the harm that results from allergic reactions is caused by medical errors, such as doctors who fail to check the patient’s intake form before prescribing medication or pharmacists who mistakenly provide the wrong prescription.
In addition to medication errors, an allergic reaction can also be exacerbated when the patient seeking medical assistance doesn’t receive the correct diagnosis and treatment.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured by a medical error, you may be the victim of medical malpractice. The experienced trial attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will investigate your case and file a claim against the people who harmed you. Our nationally acclaimed law firm has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Call us at (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.
An allergic reaction occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to certain triggers. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may appear suddenly and advance quickly.
An allergic reaction can be terrifying. Suddenly you feel short of breath, and you begin to itch. You may have an itchy rash that continues to grow until you get the right treatment and the reaction subsides.
An allergic reaction isn’t just unpleasant — it may cause serious medical complications. If the patient suffers anaphylaxis (also known as anaphylactic shock), it may cause suffocation, seizure, or organ failure. One study estimates that up to 1000 Americans die every year due to allergic reactions.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
- Flushed skin
- Runny nose
- Difficulty breathing
- Decreased blood pressure
- Loss of consciousness
- Increased heart rate
- Abdominal cramps
- Swollen lips, tongue, face, and throat
An allergic reaction occurs because your immune system treats some type of substance like a harmful invader, releasing a chemical called histamine. Bees and wasp stings cause your body to release histamine, and some patients require immediate medical attention after being stung.
Many people suffer an allergic reaction when they consume certain types of food products. Foods that frequently cause an allergic reaction include:
- Tree nuts
There are also medical tools and devices, over-the-counter drugs, and prescription medications that cause allergies, including:
- Latex gloves
- Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)
Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are required to provide medical treatment that follows the standard of care. If a medical professional deviates from standard medical procedures and a patient is seriously harmed, it may be medical malpractice.
Hospitals, nursing homes, urgent care centers, and other medical facilities are required to develop procedures that prevent communication errors and other types of mistakes that needlessly harm patients. And companies that manufacture pharmaceuticals may be held accountable for defective medication.
Examples of allergy-related errors that may result in medical malpractice include:
- Failure to check a patient’s medical history
- Delayed diagnosis
- Mislabeled medication
- Misreading a prescription
- Failure to provide the correct medication
- Refusal to admit a patient who is suffering an allergic reaction
- Failure to communicate correct patient information to a doctor or pharmacist
- Administering the wrong medication
- Administering the wrong dosage of a drug or allergy shot
- Failure to prescribe a treatment such as an EpiPen to a patient who has serious allergies
Medical malpractice can be complicated, and hospitals will do everything they can to avoid blame for their mistakes. That’s why it’s important to find an attorney who understands these cases and knows how to present medical information in a way that a jury will understand.
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we’ve won large trials and settlements in all types of medical malpractice cases. Our team is well-versed in the nuances of malpractice law, and we work with the best medical experts in the nation.
Our investigators will scour essential documents, including medical records, official hospital policies, and internal communications, to get a clear picture of what happened and how you were harmed. Then we’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries. This may include:
- Hospital staff
- Pharmacists and their employers
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities
In addition to the physical and emotional distress caused by allergies, they can also harm your immune system, making you more susceptible to harmful infections and diseases. If you or a loved one was injured by allergies-related malpractice, the Wyoming medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. can file a claim that includes the following types of damages:
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Time missed from work
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future income
- Reduced earning potential
- Medical devices
- Physical therapy
- Wrongful death
The Wyoming allergic reaction medical malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. are committed to helping people who were harmed by others. If you or a loved one was the victim of allergies medical malpractice in Wyoming, we want to hear about it.
Our firm has been recognized by Martindale-Hubble, Super Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers for the superior service we provide our clients.
Call (877) 433-3906 to set up a case consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at no charge. We’ll fight for the compensation you deserve.