Anaphylaxis is a serious medical condition that is not only dangerous when you're awake but also when you're under anesthesia. Although you're monitored by medical professionals, your oxygen levels drop to dangerous lows. Without the ability to reverse the reaction, you could lose your life.
Anaphylaxis is life-threatening. As a patient, if you're aware of any medications or materials that you're allergic to, you have to inform the surgeon and those around you. If they then give you the medication you're allergic to, you can fight for compensation.
Anaphylaxis is not particularly uncommon during surgery. In fact, it happens in approximately 1 out of every 4,000 to 20,000 cases, depending on the statistics you review. The most common reason for anaphylaxis is the use of muscle...
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