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Allergic Reactions to Drugs

What causes an allergic drug reaction?

Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts abnormally to a medication. Any number of drugs can be responsible for an allergic drug reaction, including over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications. While there are distinct differences between drug allergies and non-allergic reactions, they are both considered adverse drug events. If you have experienced any type of adverse drug event, you should seek medical attention immediately. Drug allergy symptoms can include:

  • Skin rashes
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of body parts
  • Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, adverse drug reactions may affect up to 10% of the world's population and 20% of all hospitalized patients. In the United States, adverse drug reactions, including drug allergies, are among the top five causes of death. In addition to over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications, antibiotics and vaccines can also cause allergic reactions, with varying degrees of severity. If you or a loved one has experienced an allergic reaction to drugs, you can schedule a free case evaluation with our legal team to determine if you have legal recourse available.

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Attorneys Ron Labriola and Tom Moore have been consistently recognized for their abilities to litigate complex liability cases and deliver results. Attorney Tom Moore has received the highest AV® Rating from the legal industry's top rating organization, Martindale-Hubbell®, and as a team, our California defective drug lawyers have been awarded membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.

These professional achievements stand testament to the fact that our legal team can effectively utilize decades of experience to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for dangerous medications and unsafe products. If you would like to learn about the ways in which our firm can help you pursue legal actions for your allergic drug reaction, contact The Senators Firm today.

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