Our nursing home neglect attorneys represent families and residents who suffer severe allergic reactions from medication at a nursing home due to neglect or abuse.  Often times, these injuries or allergic reactions, are the result of the carelessness of the nursing home staff or another resident.  These medication errors are preventable and the negligent party should be held accountable.  In fact, according to the Institute of Medicine, there were about 770,000 people in the United States hospitalized due to drug allergies, otherwise known as adverse drug reactions.

Different types of allergies exist, such as food, environment, and drug, which seem to be the most dangerous. Due to the serious, even deadly outcomes, nursing homes are responsible for knowing a patient’s complete medical history before administering any kind of medication. When you or a loved one suffer harm due to drug allergies in Michigan nursing homes, rely on our team for guiding you through your legal options.

Common Drug Allergies That Can Occur in Nursing Homes

Some of the more common types of drug allergies that take place in Michigan nursing homes include.

  • Non-steroidal / anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDS)
  • Cephalosporin
  • Anesthetics
  • Anesthetics
  • Penicillin
  • Radiology contrast dye
  • Sulfonamides
  • Seizure Medication

Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction To Medication

Having educated staff that can recognize the onset of a drug allergy in a Michigan nursing home can be the difference between life and death in severe cases. Symptoms may include:

  • Swelling (eyes, lips, tongue)
  • Pale color
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Topical hives or blisters

In severe reactions, the person could become faint, dizzy, develop a blockage in their airway or experience a heart attack. Life-threatening or fatal injuries potentially could be the cause of carelessness or recklessness on behalf of a healthcare professional.

Reach Out to Discuss Drug Allergies in Michigan Nursing Homes

Our experienced attorneys handle cases against negligent facilities on behalf of injured residents.  For more information on your legal rights after an allergic reaction to a medication in a Michigan nursing home, contact our firm.  We will represent you and your family in your medication case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case.

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