Skip to main content

What is Anaphylaxis? New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains

Posted by attorney Gerald Oginski

Anaphylaxis is a medical term used to describe an allergic reaction. It is also known as an anaphylactic reaction.

An allergic reaction can range from hives or a rash to respiratory arrest leading to death.

There are two typical ways an anaphylactic reaction happens:

(1) Where a patient has a known allergic reaction and receives a medication that they are known to be allergic to, and

(2) Where a patient is given a medication that they did not know they were allergic to.

Both of those situations require different questions that need to be answered to determine whether there were departures from good and accepted medical care.

Watch the video to learn more.

Additional resources provided by the author

Author of this guide:

Was this guide helpful?

Avvo personal injury email series

Sign up to receive a 3-part series of useful information and advice about personal injury law.

Recommended articles about Personal injury

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer