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Anaphylactic Shock

When spring rolls around, many people begin to experience itchy eyes, runny noses, and sinus congestion. Allergies affect millions of people every day. While these symptoms can be incredibly annoying, they do not pose a real threat to a person's life. There are some allergies, however, which are much more severe. Exposure to these allergens can cause a person to go into anaphylactic shock, which can result in sudden death.

If you or someone you know has suffered from an anaphylactic shock reaction caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Kenosha anaphylactic shock lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today to discuss the details of your case.

Common Allergens

Awareness of what types of allergens are typically associated with anaphylactic shock reactions can be helpful in the event of an emergency. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are a few things that people can have seriously adverse reactions to:

  • Bee stings
  • Scorpion stings
  • Nuts (most commonly peanuts)
  • Kiwi
  • Mangoes
  • Shell fish

People with severe allergies to items like these need to be very cautious about avoiding exposure to them.

Identifying Symptoms

When entering anaphylactic shock, an individual's blood pressure decreases and their lungs often become inflamed. These two processes can leave the brain starving for oxygen and the lungs unable to breathe properly. Physical symptoms to look out for include:

  • Wheezing
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Confusion
  • Paleness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty breathing and speaking

If you suspect an individual is entering anaphylactic shock, dial 9-1-1 immediately. Afterward, try to identify which allergen caused the reaction. Once confirmed, administer Benadryl if a doctor or 9-1-1 responder recommends it.

Contact Us

If or someone you love has suffered from exposure to an allergy due to another party's negligence, consult with the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your legal options. Contact 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free consultation.