Anaphylaxis is a very severe allergic reaction which can, in extreme cases, result in death. If you have suffered from this condition you may want to make an anaphylaxis accident claim.
Where can I seek help in making a claim?
Making an anaphylaxis accident claim is a legal process, so it is best to contact a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. Such a claim can be very complicated because there are so many causes of anaphylaxis.
By contacting Accident Advice Helpline you will have access to experienced solicitors who have the expertise to deal with such claims.
What causes anaphylaxis?
There are several causes for this condition and if you are to make a compensation claim for an anaphylaxis accident, it is essential that those responsible are identified. This is because any claim will be made against them.
Anaphylaxis can be caused by the food you eat. Foodstuffs likely to trigger the condition include nuts, particularly peanuts, milk and seafood.
There are often notifications on packaging, especially where peanuts are concerned, warning those with allergies not to eat them. If you consume food that was purchased in a supermarket or shop, or in a café, restaurant or takeaway, which did not have such warnings, and you suffer an anaphylaxis accident, you might have grounds for a claim.
Some medicines, such as certain types of antibiotics, can also lead to anaphylaxis. Certain materials, such as latex, can also cause the condition. Both antibiotics and latex are widely used by the medical profession. If you suffered an anaphylactic reaction during the course of medical treatment, you may have grounds for a medical negligence claim.
Latex is sometimes used in other professions, such as hairdressing. It is possible to suffer anaphylaxis following a visit to the hairdresser if they wore latex gloves, and you may be able to pursue an anaphylaxis accident claim.
The grounds for making a claim
At Accident Advice Helpline we will need to discover whether you do actually have grounds for an anaphylaxis accident claim.It should be understood that to make a claim you should not have been responsible for your own misfortune. If, for example, you knew that you were allergic to nuts, but still ate them and suffered anaphylaxis, it is very unlikely you would win any claim as it could be argued that you brought the condition on yourself.
Similarly, if you failed to tell your doctor that you were allergic to a particular antibiotic, and went into anaphylaxtic shock after it was prescribed, any claim for compensation could similarly fail.
To help you to make a claim, our personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline will need to know who was responsible for the accident. We will be able to discover this from the information you give us, as well as statements from witnesses.
If you suffered anaphylaxis because of something that was eaten, the packaging could provide important evidence.
Because anaphylaxis is a medical condition, the notes made by your doctor will prove to be important when a case for an anaphylaxis accident claim is being put together.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.