Allergic Reactions to a medication

Have you ever had an allergic reaction to a medication? Maybe the medication made you nauseated, or you broke out in a rash after you took a couple of doses. A serious allergic reaction can be life threatening. What if you had a serious allergic reaction? And what if it could have been prevented?

Pharmacists are health care professionals, and they have several responsibilities related to your medications. They are responsible to make sure you get the medications your doctor prescribes at the correct dose. They need to make sure that all of your medications work together and there won't be any bad medication interactions. They need to make sure you don't get medications that you know you are allergic to. They need to make sure you know what your medications are for, how to take them, and any side effects that could happen.

What if someone is allergic to a medication, and somehow they are given that medication anyway? What if the medication allergy is listed on his patient profile, and the pharmacist forgets to check it? So the patient receives the wrong medication. When a person receives the medication he is allergic to and has a serious allergic reaction, which will be responsible for this patient's injury?

Another time allergic reactions can occur is if you are inadvertently given the wrong drug. Perhaps your doctor prescribed a new medication, and you are not allergic to it. However, its name is very similar to a medication that you are allergic to, and they get mixed up. Who is responsible in that case? Occasionally it's been known that pharmacists have given out several medications that have reactions to each other, often causing a reaction in the patient.

Doctors and pharmacists know that some medications have cross-allergenicity. For example, if someone is allergic to penicillin, there are several other antibiotics that he might also be allergic to because they have cross-allergenicity with penicillin. Who is responsible if a person is given one of those antibiotics and has a serious allergic reaction?

In these instances, the allergic reaction could have been avoided. The individual had a serious life threatening allergic reaction due to a pharmacist's error. If this has happened to you or someone you know, you may be entitled to compensation. A qualified, experienced medical and pharmacy malpractice attorney can evaluate your case and tell you if you could be compensated for the harm that was done to you.

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