Compensation for a mix-up of blood samples

One of the main ways that you can identify an illness or injury that a person has is through a blood sample. This simple sample is a great way to look into illnesses and health problems that you might have through a simple and relatively non-evasive process which is incredibly effective at identifying problems in a quick and easy manner.

Unfortunately in some cases negligence can occur here and as a result you could find yourself the victim of an error if a blood sample that you have given has become mixed-up with another. If this does happen and you are the victim, you could look to make a claim for compensation.

How could blood samples have become mixed-up?

Although you might wonder how in this day in age samples as important at this can become mixed-up, the answer is that in fact it’s quite common for this to occur. Some common examples of situations where this might happen include:

·         Errors made when labelling blood samples

·         Errors made when collecting blood samples

·         Errors made when taking blood samples

·         Improper storage of blood samples

·         Poor ordering of blood samples in storage.

Who might I look to blame in this situation?

You could consider a claim against a number of different people if you do find yourself in this situation, but most commonly you will look to claim against a worker at the medical practice if you feel that they have been directly negligent towards you. Mistakes can be made easily, but unfortunately in these circumstances they can have a direct impact on your welfare and accordingly you may look to make a claim for compensation.

Can I work with Medical Compensation 4U on this claim?

If you are looking to make a compensation claim then working together with the team at Medical Compensation 4U can go a long way to ensuring your success. To find out more about how the team at Medical Compensation 4U can help you out, get in touch today and one of our experts will be on hand to discuss the process with you.