What is Anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis is a severe, sometimes life-threatening, allergic reaction that affects the whole body. During an allergic reaction, the body releases histamines and other chemicals that defend against an allergen. Allergens are substances the immune system recognizes as foreign or dangerous. They vary greatly, from things such as dust and pollen, to certain food and drugs. Normally, allergy symptoms are not life-threatening, but some reactions are severe and can lead to anaphylaxis.
Our recent Anaphylaxis case results
- October 29, 2014; Docket No. 11-603V. 24-year-old female received the Tdap vaccine, and within minutes, experienced an acute anaphylactic reaction. She subsequently developed chronic anaphylaxis.
- Awarded a lump sum of $2,387,815.83, plus an annuity for future medical needs.