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What happens during anaphylaxis?

Posted on May 31, 2015 12:48 pm under Defective Food Product

Anaphylaxis is a potentially fatal medical condition caused by exposure to certain allergens. These allergens could be almost anything, including latex, nuts, and drugs. Severe cases of anaphylactic reaction may cause your breathing or your heartbeat to stop, making it one of the most fatal of all allergy types.

Our immune system protects our body from infection by releasing anti-bodies to fight against harmful foreign substances. However, there are some instances when the immune system reacts with harmless substances. This would create a chain of effects inside the body that lead to an allergic reaction. When the allergic reaction is severe and involves the whole body, anaphylaxis occurs.

Unfortunately, anaphylaxis can sometimes result from mislabeled food products. If you think an undeclared food allergen has caused you to suffer from an allergic reaction, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may help you hold the food manufacturer liable for all the damages you have incurred. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 for a free case assessment today.