Anaphylaxis Starts With Mild Itching Followed By The Throat ClosingFood Products must disclose known allergens and warn consumers about lesser known ingredients that cause allergic reactions
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 Patterson Law have litigated claims involving allergic reactions due to insufficient warnings.