Allergic Reaction Lawyer

Allergic Reaction Lawyer

In 2009, Lawyer George Patterson recovered over One Million dollars on behalf of his clients including a confidential settlement for a client from Sunderland, Maryland that suffered from anaphylactic shock after drinking an all-natural health food product. George Patterson's client was rushed to Calvert Memorial hospital where medical personnel narrowly saved his life.  After drinking the product he had a severe allergic reaction causing his airway to close. 

Allergic reaction lawyer, George Patterson pursued a product's liability claim alleging that the product should have had a warning that disclosed it contained an ingredient that causes allergic reactions.  The ingredient was not commonly found in foods, like peanuts such that a consumer would not know of the risk of an allergic reaction simply by the identification of the ingredient on the product.  

A product's liability case for an allergic reaction can be based on several theories.  One basis for liability for an allergic reaction is the inclusion of an allergen in a product that is not included on the list of ingredients.  This may occur due to improper food handling or cross contamination.  A lawyer can then pursue an injury claim for a consumer that suffers an allergic reaction from unknowingly consuming an allergen.  Products that contain common known allergens such as peanuts only have to disclose that the product contains the ingredient.  Products that contain uncommon ingredients that are known allergens should have warnings to consumers that the product may result in an allergic reaction and to seek immediate medical attention at the first signs of an allergic reaction.  This warning is critical to individuals that are highly susceptible to allergic reactions.  People that are known to be sensitive to many allergens can then make an informed decision about whether to risk an allergic reaction and to be prepared if an allergic reaction occurs.  The severity of an injury from an allergic reaction often depends on the length of time before the person receives medical treatment.  The lawyers at RGPH have litigated claims involving allergic reactions where insufficient warnings were provided.

School systems are required to make certain accomodations for students with severe food allergies.  A food allergy that is severe enough to cause anaphylactic shock qualifies the student for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To receive these protections the parents must submit a form completed by the child's doctor identifying the foods that must be avoided and appropriate substitutes for those foods.  Once the school has received this notice they are required to accomodate the child's dietary requirements.  Lawyer Maria Patterson had worked as an associate county attorney in the Office of Law for Prince George's County and is familiar with the notice requirements and claims procedures pertaining to the school system.  George Patterson has successfully pursued a school for failing to warn a student with a know nut allergy that a sauce used in a cooking class contained pine nuts. 

If you have suffered a severe allergic reaction after consuming a product please contact lawyer, George Patterson to arrange for a free consultation.  The top rated allergic reaction lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott are located in Bowie, Maryland in Prince George's County.

Each case is different.  Past records are no assurance that our lawyers will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case.


The Bowie allergic reaction lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott serve clients in Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's and Baltimore Counties. The Prince George's County allergic reaction lawyers represent clients from Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Forestville, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, Annapolis, Edgewater, Rockville, Mayo, Bethesda, Germantown, Olney, Beltsville, Deale, Bethesda, Severna Park, Largo, Landover, Oxon HIll, La Plata, Waldorf, Crofton, Columbia and Riverdale.
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