Latex Allergies and Medical Malpractice
Roughly one percent of Americans have a latex allergy, and individuals with a latex allergy can have a range of responses to this material. Because so many medical products contain latex, it is important for doctors and other medical professionals to check a patient’s medical history carefully before exposing him or her to any latex products. Unfortunately, some medical professionals fail to be as careful as they should, and expose innocent patients to dangerous allergens.
If you or someone you know has suffered an allergic reaction to latex because of a medical professional’s negligence, you need to take action. To learn more about the legal options available to you, contact an Oklahoma injury lawyer at the Abel Law Firm today by calling 405-239-7046.
Medical Products containing Latex
While some individuals with latex allergies will suffer little more than uncomfortable itching if they are exposed to latex products, other individuals can experience life-threatening reactions. Unfortunately, many medical products contain latex. Some of the most common latex-containing products that medical professionals use everyday include:
- Rubber gloves
- Surgical masks
- Nasal airways
These are only a few of the many medical products that contain latex. If you were exposed to latex in a medical facility and the personnel treating you failed to notice that you had a recorded latex allergy, you may be able to hold them accountable for your pain and suffering.
Fight for the financial compensation you need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses you may have suffered from your allergic reaction by contacting an Oklahoma injury attorney from the Abel Law Firm today at 405-239-7046.