Compensation for blood transfusion errors

Whether you have been ill or injured, in some situations you may require additional blood to replace any blood that you have lost either through an accident or an injury. Blood transfusions are a popular procedure in almost any hospital, but they are also one that needs to be done with extreme caution, as you need to make sure that compatible blood is used, or it could end up in a medical nightmare for the recipient.

In general, blood transfusions are completed with the highest accuracy, but unfortunately this is not always the case and in some situations the recipient could be left with medical injuries as a result of a poor blood transfusion, in this situation you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

WHO COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A BLOOD TRANSFUSION ERROR?

If you have been the victim of a blood transfusion error then there are a number of people that you could consider making a compensation claim against. You could claim against your doctor who may have performed the transfusion and either made an error or been negligent through the operation, leaving you with a poorly performed blood transfusion and potentially the wrong blood type. You could also claim against a nurse if they have incorrectly identified your blood type and you have been given the wrong blood as a result.

What are some problems associated with blood transfusion errors?

If you are the victim of a blood transfusion error then there are a number of potential problems which could occur and these include:

  • Severe trauma and medical illness to the victim
  • Worsening of existing injuries/illnesses
  • Development of new symptoms
  • Potential death

CAN WORKING WITH MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP MY CASE?

Blood transfusion errors can be potentially fatal, and in some situations they can leave a person with a number of medical conditions which they then have to deal with for the remainder of their lives – in this situation a compensation claim can really help to get you through.

To find out more about how working with the Medical Compensation 4U team can help, contact us today!