West Palm Beach Blood Transfusion Error / Mistake Attorney
Turn to this West Palm Beach Blood Transfusion Error/Mistake Lawyer in your time of need. Blood transfusions are life-saving procedures that help patients in many different circumstances. However, they can likewise be very dangerous if not done correctly. Sometimes, blood transfusion errors or mistakes can cause infection, severe injury or in some cases even death. Should you or someone you know have been injured due to a blood transfusion happening anywhere in the State of Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush. He can help you or a loved to get compensation for this mistake.
A blood transfusion mistake or error can occur in several ways. For instance, during a blood transfusion, if infected blood is used, it can cause different types of infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, West Nile virus, Zika virus, parasites and bacterial infections. Blood used for blood transfusions must be correctly inspected for infections. You might have a case against the medical facility that did not do the correct inspection if this wasn’t done.
Additionally, when the wrong blood is administered to the patient, blood transfusion mistakes can take place. For example, a blood supply might be mislabeled or a wrong patient name might be written on a blood supply.
When a patient receives the wrong blood type, a serious condition called Acute Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction (AHTR) might result. This is true since some patients can’t receive and tolerate certain blood types. These patients may only be able to receive specific blood types. Although this type of medical malpractice is totally avoidable by the exercise of a basic attention to detail, unfortunately it is still a common cause from which catastrophic injuries can result.
In some cases, blood transfusion is not required and the doctor determines that transfusion should occur. This is also one of the most common events that can cause blood transfusion mistake or error. If this happens to you, you might be able to pursue a blood transfusion medical malpractice case against the doctor who decided to give you a blood transfusion. If excess blood is given to a patient, a blood transfusion error or mistake could also happen.
When mistakes or errors are committed during the actual transfusion, then blood transfusion malpractice can also take place. For instance, bubbles or clotting could appear in the bloodstream and end in terrible results. if the transfusion is not done correctly. If blood is stored at wrong temperatures, then mistakes can also take place and can result in all types of unpleasant reactions. So, blood used for transfusions should be stored at certain temperatures.
Should you be hurt by a blood transfusion that took place anywhere in Florida (including Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Miami and Fort Lauderdale), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 to discuss your case at no charge.Advice Provided by this West Palm Beach Blood Transfusion Error/Mistake Lawyer
If blood transfusion errors or mistakes caused your injuries or the death of a loved one, the specific facts and evidence in your case will reveal any potentially responsible parties. Negligent parties can include blood storage facilities, hospitals, and members of the transfusion team, including the supervising physicians. The medical facility will itself be liable for the staff’s mistake if a medical facility’s staff makes a mistake or error while transfusing blood. If this happens, it is called “vicarious liability” case. Vicarious liability refers to a situation where an employer is held responsible for the behavior or omissions of his or her employee only if the employee actions were within the scope of their employment. However, an employer will not be liable if an employee acts carelessly not in the scope of his or her employment (i.e., not part of the job).
So, at a medical facility, if during the blood transfusion process, errors or mistakes are made by technicians and nurses, then the medical facility will be liable for errors. ER staff might also easily make blood transfusion mistakes. In that case, the hospital itself will be responsible.This Palm Beach County Blood Transfusion Negligence Law Firm Helps the Sick Every Day
If a patient receives the wrong blood type, an “incompatibility reaction” can occur (there are several types, including “acute hemolytic transfusion reaction” (AHTR) and “delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction” (DHTR), which typically takes longer). In an incompatibility reaction, the body begins to attack its own red blood cells. As result, the blood becomes more prone to clot. The body’s organs may therefore lose a lot of their blood supply. This can cause permanent damage to those organs.
Additionally, strokes can result from an incompatibility reaction.
A febrile transfusion reaction might happen due to a blood infusion with the incorrect blood type. It usually causes a very high fever immediately subsequent to the transfusion. This must be cautiously watched for.
A “Transfusion-related lung injury” (TRALI) might also happen. If this takes place, the patient might experience breathing difficulties immediately after the transfusion. Fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, and body aches are the symptoms of such an adverse reaction.
Kidney failure might also happen as blood cells that were attacked could cause the release of substances harmful to the kidney. The patient’s vitals could change as the reaction becomes worse. Because of this, medical staff must constantly monitor the patient’s vitals during a blood transfusion. If the medical staff doesn’t do this and catastrophic results ensue, the medical staff will be liable.Contact this South Florida Blood Transfusion Malpractice Attorney at 954-448-7288 Today
Call 954-448-7288 to talk to Mr. Quackenbush at no charge if you’ve been hurt due to a blood transfusion that took place anywhere in Palm Beach County (including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington). This West Palm Beach Blood Transfusion Malpractice Law Firm can help get you the compensation you deserve.