Allergic Reactions To Medications

When visiting a doctor's office or hospital, one of the first questions the medical staff should ask is "Are you allergic to any medications?" When medical personnel fail to ask this question, they put their patients' lives at risk. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors have allergy information for their patients on file and still prescribe medications to which those patients are allergic. This negligent act can lead to life-threatening conditions.

If you or someone you love suffered because of an allergic reaction to prescription medication, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for the suffering caused by the prescription error. At Furr & Henshaw, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience fighting against negligent doctors and medical facilities, and we will fight for you.

The Possible Results Of An Allergic Reaction

Patients given medications to which they are allergic can suffer from a variety of reactions, ranging from mild to severe, which include:

  • Rashes or hives
  • Itching
  • Respiratory problems, such as wheezing
  • Swelling
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rapid pulse
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Death

Are You Or Someone You Love A Victim Of An Allergic Reaction?

If a doctor prescribed you a medication to which you are allergic and you suffered adverse effects, the lawyers at Furr & Henshaw can help you navigate the legal process of filing a medical malpractice claim in South Carolina. If a doctor prescribed a medication to your loved one and the medication caused a serious or fatal condition to develop, we can also help you pursue compensation for your loved one's serious injury or wrongful death.

Find out if you have a case for medical negligence by emailing us to schedule an initial consultation. We have office locations in Columbia and Myrtle Beach for your convenience.