Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice if I Have an Allergic Reaction?
Medical malpractice is a crime of negligence. When a doctor fails to exercise
appropriate caution, it can place an undue burden on the patient, often
taking the form of tremendous medical expenses and personal suffering.
This can occur when a doctor makes a mistake that results in a serious
allergic reaction. This can take a variety of forms, including:
- Prescription for a medication that contains a known allergen
- Use of medical machinery made of products or substances to which the patient
is known to be allergic
- Administration of a medication that negatively interacts with another medication
the patient is taking
- Administration of medication in a dose that is too high for the patient
When any of the above occur, you may experience hives, rashes, difficulty
breathing, shutdown of organs and organ systems, brain damage, and another
of other very serious consequences. If any of these occur or persist,
it can cause additional medical complications, which then require treatment,
time, and some degree of discomfort for the patient. When this avoidable
damage occurs despite the doctor having sufficient information, they should
be held responsible for their actions.
Take note that if neither you nor your doctors were previously aware of
an allergy before you experienced your allergic reaction, you may have
a much more difficult time proving that your doctor behaved negligently.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Long Island
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we know what it takes to build a strong medical
malpractice case and do everything in our power to get you the results
you want. Our Long Island medical malpractice lawyers understand that
sometimes doctors’ mistakes cost patients thousands of dollars,
time with their families, overall quality of living, and even their very
lives. When this happens, we are here to make sure they are held accountable
for the consequences of their negligence.
Contact us to receive your free, confidential case evaluation with a medical malpractice