Errors in blood transfusion
Jacksonville Attorneys Fight For Floridians Injured By Blood Transfusion Errors
If You’ve Been Injured By A Blood Transfusion, We Can Help
Injuries caused by mistakes made during blood transfusions may not be as common as other types of medical malpractice injuries. But when you’re given the wrong blood type, the result is always serious, often deadly, and the medical personnel involved are almost always guilty of negligence. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are held to a certain standard of care, and when that care falls below an acceptable level and injures you, you have the right to seek compensation.
If you have been injured—or a loved one has died—because of errors made in a blood transfusion, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., can help. We will file a claim to recover damages for your injuries, lost wages, and associated expenses; we can also file a wrongful death suit to bring justice to a family member whose death was caused by negligence. And in both cases, successful claims against the medical establishment help to make them more accountable to future patients.
How Blood Transfusion Errors Happen
There are many reasons why errors occur during blood transfusions. Some of the most commonly cited in malpractice cases include:
- Failure to screen for diseases such as hepatitis or AIDS
- Failure to observe adverse reactions during the transfusion
- Lack of informed consent
- Blood for several patients being stored in the same place
- Inadequate and overworked staff
- Failure to follow established protocols for identifying and labeling blood and verifying a patient’s blood type.
Errors in blood transfusions can lead to devastating consequences, including serious infection resulting in chronic and lifelong illnesses and sometimes death. If you’ve been injured through a blood transfusion, we will hold the negligent parties accountable—whether those parties include the medical staff, the hospital, or the blood bank, if your blood was mislabeled or tainted. Time is of the essence in any malpractice suit, so don’t delay in contacting us as soon as possible.
Contact Us For Help With Your Medical Malpractice Claim
At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys have the skills, access to medical experts and experience to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases, including those stemming from errors in blood transfusions. Contact us online or call our office today at (904) 353-5800 for a free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys. There are no fees unless we succeed.*
- In some cases, clients will be asked to pay the costs associated with providing services. These costs, which will be fully explained, never include fees for a lawyer’s time.
Medical malpractice takes various forms. The following represent some of the more common types of medical malpractice: