Blood Transfusion Error Claims
Have you suffered as a result of a blood transfusion error? If yes, you may be entitled to make blood transfusion error claims.
Blood is an important element of the human body as it allows the body to function the way it does. Loss of blood can cause a great deal of complications and even death and for this reason, it is essential for any person who has lost excessive blood as a result of an accident or injury to undergo blood transfusion.
Blood transfusion is a medical procedure which involves taking blood from one person and giving it to another. Since it is a very complicated procedure, a great deal of care must be taken to ensure success. A failed blood transfusion procedure can result in serious injuries to the patient and it can also cause death.
If you or one of your family members has suffered as a result of a blood transfusion error, you may be able to make a blood transfusion error claim.
What Can Go Wrong?
Negligence on the part of doctors and medical professionals during blood transfusion can result in various types of errors. Some of the main types of errors that can be made during blood transfusion include:
- Giving the wrong type of blood
- Giving infected blood
Errors in blood transfusion can occur due to numerous reasons including:
- Inadequate staff training who are required to carry out blood transfusion procedures
- Improper sample labeling
- Contamination of blood supply
- Lack of informed consent
Errors in blood transfusion can result in numerous complications for the patients including:
- Blood type incompatibility
- Allergic reactions
- Disease transmission
- Pulmonary edema
- Blood clotting issues
- Immune suppression
Out of all the complications mentioned above, disease transmission is the most dangerous type. This is because some of the deadly diseases such as HIV can be contracted if infected blood is given to the patient.
We Can Help You
Our no win no fee solicitors at wincompensation.com can help you recover compensation if you have suffered as a result of blood transfusion errors.
If you believe you have a case, get in touch with us today. To speak to a member of our team, simply give us a call on our free telephone number.
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