Allergic reaction to prescription error

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BL Claims Solicitors successfully obtained damages for Miss M following an incident when she sustained an anaphylactic reaction to iodine.

Miss M had a known history of allergic reactions to iodine, having previously suffered from anaphylactic shock as a result. She presented to the John Radcliffe Hospital with abdominal pain. A CT scan was requested. Miss M made the nurses aware that she was allergic to iodine, and this was noted on her medical records. She was given a contrast to drink and was reassured that this did not contain iodine. After drinking the solution she suffered an anaphylactic shock as the solution contained iodine. She had a rash on her arms and became wheezy. She suffered from a further reaction later that evening.

Miss M Made a good recovery the following morning and was discharged home three days later.  Because of the allergic reaction Miss M spent longer in hospital than she otherwise would have done. She suffered from flashbacks and nightmares for a period afterwards.

BLClaims Solicitors successfully obtained £1,200 compensation for Miss M.

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Gemma is a Senior Associate in our Clinical Negligence team with extensive experience in all areas of medical negligence claims.

Gemma Osgood
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