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A medication error can be deadly

Although many people who live within the greater San Diego area live lives free of allergies, some people suffer from life-threatening reactions when they come into contact with the substances their bodies reject. While peanuts, shellfish and latex may come to mind as serious allergens that can cause some one harm, medications can also be the cause of serious allergic reactions.

The list of potential medications that can cause individuals to experience hives, breathing problems and even anaphylaxis can be extensive. Since every patient's body reacts differently to the medications their doctors prescribe it is imperative that medical professionals inquire about possible medication issues their patients may have with the drugs their doctors may use as treatments. The failure of a doctor to ask a patient about their medication allergies could result in the patient experiencing serious physical consequences if they are given something they should not have.

Medication errors made by a doctor or other medical professional could amount to medical malpractice and cases of medication errors can be reviewed by lawyers who work in the personal injury and medical malpractice fields. The Law Offices of Steven I. Kastner recognize the severity and trauma of life-threatening medication-related mistakes, and theyzealously represents victims of this form of medical malpractice.

While every case of medication-related malpractice is different, victims of this form of injury may be able to pursue their damages through civil litigation. Compensation may be soughtfor a victim's incident-related medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs and losses associated with their harm. To learn more, visit our medication errors webpage.

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