What are some signs of an allergic reaction to a prescription medication?

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An allergic reaction to a prescription medication may lead to the doctor being held liable. For help in determining if you have a valid case worth pursuing, your next step should be to speak with a Louisville medication mistake lawyer.

Signs of an allergic reaction to a prescription medication: 

  • sweating;
  • confusion;
  • low blood pressure;
  • difficulty breathing;
  • skin irritation (hives, bumps, blistering, redness);
  • swelling (lips, tongue, eyelids);
  • nausea/vomiting;
  • bloody diarrhea;
  • sore throat;
  • headache;
  • fatigue;
  • shock; and
  • unconsciousness. 

Seeking immediate medical attention is vital, as a severe allergic reaction to prescription medication can be fatal. Even if symptoms appear to be mild, at the very least an individual should contact their doctor.

Allergic reactions aren’t always preventable. However, if a doctor failed to ask about allergies to medicines or failed to ask about your medical history, this may be a case of negligence.

Another example of doctor liability occurs when a doctor didn’t consider other medications you are taking when they wrote you their prescription. If a doctor prescribed more than 1 kind of medicine and didn’t look into the dangers of combining it with the medications you are currently taking, this may also be a case of medical negligence.

You should contact a Louisville medication mistake lawyer as soon as possible, in order to discuss your case. A lawyer may be able to determine if you have a legitimate claim against the doctor. Lawyers may also be able to assist you with the claims process, including the completion of paperwork and collection of necessary evidence.  

Contacting a Louisville Medication Mistake Lawyer

A lawyer at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your allergic prescription medication claim. If you’ve become the victim of a medication mistake in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.