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Latex Allergies

Seasonal allergies can leave many people with physical ailments and frustrating sinus problems. However, there are other individuals that may experience the extreme versions of allergic reactions, potentially leading to life-threatening health complications. The majority of severe allergic reactions are sparked by contact with plants, foods, and animal hair, but some can result from exposure to products that contain latex.

Many medical products contain latex, and it is important that medical professionals avoid using these items around you if you are aware of a latex allergy. If they fail in this duty to you, resulting in an allergic reaction to latex, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your suffering. Contact the Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to discuss your rights with a knowledgeable attorney today.

Products Containing Latex

Latex can be natural or synthetic and is found in a large amount of products, especially in the medical field. People that have latex allergies can experience reactions so severe that their life may be in jeopardy. Instances of negligence or human error on the part of a medical professional can result in life-threatening health problems such as allergic reactions. Some of the items that contain latex and may compromise the health of patients include:

  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Rubber hoses
  • Syringes
  • Medical tape
  • Bandages
  • Blood pressure bands

It is important to inform your doctor of your latex allergy right away. However, if medical professionals ignore this warning, it can result in deadly consequences.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a severe allergic reaction to latex because a medical professional failed to acknowledge the signs of a reaction or did not read your chart, the Cedar Rapids personal injury attorneys may be able to help. Contact the offices of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 for information about our services and the many ways we can help you.

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