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The Dangers of Anaphylactic Shock

Allergies are a daily nuisance to countless Americans. Typically, these allergies manifest in mild symptoms, such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, or sinus pressure. There are certain allergies, however, that can produce extreme reactions. When a person with such a condition comes into contact with an allergen, they can enter anaphylactic shock. This must be treated immediately to prevent serious injury or even death.

If you or someone you know has suffered from anaphylactic shock, and you believe another party may be at fault, contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® You may be entitled to fair compensation. Call 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free consultation.

Causes of Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic shock can be brought on by contact with a number of things, but the most common causes include:

  • Bee or insect stings/bites
  • Nuts (most commonly, peanuts)
  • Kiwi
  • Mangoes
  • Shellfish

The cause of anaphylactic shock will depend on the person affect and the specific allergies from which he or she suffers.

Symptoms

Anaphylactic shock can occur immediately after exposure to an allergen. Symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty breathing and speaking
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Confusion
  • Paleness
  • Unconsciousness

A person exhibiting these symptoms must be isolated from the allergen in question as soon as possible. Administering a Benadryl may help keep the symptoms in control until emergency respondents arrive.

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If you have entered anaphylactic shock because of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss the details surrounding your case.