If you have suffered anaphylaxis you will have undergone a traumatic experience, which could have been fatal. If you suffered this condition through no fault of your own you may be able to make a claim for compensation, so it will be in your own best interests to seek anaphylaxis accident advice.
Where can I find this advice?
To discover the options open to you, including redress following your anaphylaxis accident, you should contact a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are personal injury specialists who employ our own in-house solicitors on a no win no fee* basis. Our experienced solicitors have the expertise and legal knowledge to provide you with anaphylaxis accident advice.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is simple because you can ring us on our free 24/7 telephone helpline.
What we will need to know
To give you proper anaphylaxis accident advice we will need to ask you for certain information. Anaphylaxis is a very severe allergic reaction, which can send the body into shock. There are several different causes. Foodstuffs such those containing nuts, seafood and certain milk products can trigger the condition.Open Claim Calculator
If you had known you were allergic to these foods you would probably not have consumed them. Problems occur when you have a food allergy and you are not told of the ingredients in a particular product. If, after eating in a restaurant or café, or purchasing food from a takeaway, shop or supermarket, you suffer an anaphylaxis accident, you may be able to make a claim.
Another cause of anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction to medication, such as antibiotics. Doctors often ask patients if they are allergic to certain types of antibiotics before they are prescribed. If this is not ascertained and the medication causes an allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.
Certain materials, such as latex, can also cause anaphylaxis. Depending on the circumstances, if items such as latex gloves provoke a bad allergic reaction, you may be able to make an anaphylaxis accident claim.
Our Accident Advice Helpline solicitors will need to know what actually caused you to suffer this potentially lethal allergic reaction so that we are able to give you the relevant anaphylaxis accident advice. Based on the information you provide, we will be able to gauge who was liable, such as the company that produced the food or the store that sold it to you.
Building a case for a claim
It must be understood that if you brought your anaphylaxis accident on yourself, by eating food that you knew you were allergic to, for example, or by failing to tell your doctor that you were allergic to a particular medicine, you would be unlikely to win compensation. When you seek anaphylaxis accident advice, however, and we find that you do have a case for compensation, we will help you to build it. This will include gathering information from third parties. If you suffered your anaphylaxis accident after eating a certain food and still have the restaurant receipt or packaging, that could be important evidence.
Also, when giving you anaphylaxis accident advice we will ask you to see a doctor as his medical report will be crucial when mounting a claim for compensation.