Blood Transfusion Mistakes
Blood Transfusion Error Lawyers
While blood transfusions help thousands, they can also be very dangerous procedures. Blood transfusion mistakes can cause severe injury, infection, or even death. Our Pennsylvania blood transfusion error lawyers can help you or a loved get compensation for this mistake.
Common Causes of Blood Transfusion Errors
The fault for a blood transfusion error can be placed on the health care provider performing the procedure and/or the health care facility. Reasons for error to occur with blood transfusions include:
- Multiple samples being cross-matched
- Insufficient training for staff members
- Not storing the blood properly
- A break in communication between health care providers
- Labeling and patient ID mix ups
Receiving the wrong blood type during a transfusion can cause a condition known as Acute Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction (AHTRs). This condition is the most common cause of death due to blood transfusions and is completely preventable if the health care provider takes necessary precautions to ensure the correct blood type is being transfused to the patient. Contaminated blood that was not properly tested for AIDS, HIV, hepatitis, or other diseases can also end in fatal results.
Our Blood Transfusion Mistake Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one have suffered or are suffering with injury or illness because of a blood transfusion mistake or reaction you could receive compensation for all that you have endured. The Pennsylvania blood transfusion error attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm have handled many blood transfusion error cases and want to help you gain some peace of mind after this devastating event. We will stop at nothing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton and will travel to you.