Denise Saldate West Covina: 11-Year-Old Girl Identified As Denise Alyna Saldate Died In Tragic Accident After Allergic Reaction To Toothpaste Containing Milk: Support The Family Of The Victim Through Go Fund Me
WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA (April 18, 2019) – The parents of Denise Alyna Saldate are speaking out to warn others after their daughter died from an allergic reaction to toothpaste containing milk.
Parents Monique Altamirano and Jose Saldate told reporters that their daughter was prescribed MI Paste One by her dentist. Little did they know that this brand of toothpaste contains milk. The toothpaste contains Recaldent, which is a milk protein.
On April 14th Denise Alyna Saldate started brushing her teeth with the medicated toothpaste and then began crying. Her lips started turning blue despite being given an inhaler and epipen.
Her mother attempted to revive her with chest compressions before she was rushed to the hospital. Despite life-saving efforts she later died due to the allergic reaction.
Monique Altamirano and Jose Saldate are urging other parents to be diligent to read all labels and ask questions about product ingredients. You can help support the family of the victim by donating to the Go Fund Me page set up for them.
A memorial service is being planned for April 26 – 27 and guests are encouraged to wear bright colors in order to celebrate Denise Saldate’s bright personality.
Keeping Children With Food Allergies Safe
Researchers have estimated that nearly 32 million Americans have food allergies. This includes more than 5.6 million children under 18. According to one report from the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies have increased in prevalence by over 50 percent from 1997 – 2011. As many as 40% of children with food allergies have a serious reaction such as anaphylaxis and must be hospitalized. Here are just a few of the steps that can be taken prevent emergencies:
- See A Doctor: Many people with food allergies may not realize it. It’s important to get an official diagnosis from your doctor.
- Read Food Labels: Parents should always read food labels and teach their children to do the same. Don’t be embarrassed to ask businesses or people what’s in certain foods.
- Let Schools Know: Be sure that your child’s school knows about their food allergies.
- Carry An Epipen: There are no drugs designed to prevent food allergies. But parents and children can carry Epipens in case of an emergency. Epipens deliver a measured dosed of epinephrine (adrenaline) and can be used to treat anaphylaxis.
Keeping children with food allergies safe is a difficult process that should involve parents, schools, medical professionals, communities and the child as well. Unfortunately, even when parents are extremely vigilant accidents still happen. Depending on the facts of any case, a product manufacturer or medical professional may face civil liability for an accident.
Liability For Allergic Reactions
Children exposed to foods they are allergic too often have severe reactions. One of the most dangerous reactions is anaphylaxic shock. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to, such as peanuts or bee stings.” This can cause the child’s throat to close and prevent breathing. There may be numerous sources of potential liability if a child is exposed to allergens.
- Medical Professionals: Dentists and other medical professional are supposed to take measures to learn about their patients allergies. Medical professionals that fail to take reasonable steps to determine their patients allergies may be guilty of malpractice.
- Product manufactures: Companies that create products like toothpaste are supposed to take measures to warn customers of the potential dangers of their product. Warning labels should be clear and unambiguous. Companies that fail to warn about the dangers of their product may face civil liability through a product liability claim.
The family of victim that died following an allergic reaction may be able to seek justice through California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Medical professionals and product manufacturers will often try their best to deny responsibility for their negligence. But a wrongful death attorney can investigate your claim and make sure that your rights are being protected. It doesn’t cost anything to have an attorney look at the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Death Following An Allergic Reaction
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Denise Alyna Saldate. We encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me that has been set up to help her family. It is our sincere hope that more parents are made aware of the dangers from some of these toothpastes and other products with food allergens. There also must be some accountability for what happened. GC America, the company that creates MI Paste One, needs to make it clear to consumers that it contains milk, or they should remove this ingredient all together.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed after a food allergy you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We can investigate all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. We are committed to providing victims the knowledge and support that they need to make informed choices. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.