Negligent Blood Transfusion Lawyer
One of the lifesaving procedures that can be needed in medical care is a blood transfusion. This can occur after a traumatic injury, during surgery or for many other reasons when a patient needs to replace or replenish blood. However, like any medical procedure that can be lifesaving, it can also be detrimental when blood transfusions are performed negligently. When a blood transfusion, or lack of one, causes harm due to medical negligence, the patient becomes the victim and can suffer serious consequences, requiring the help of a personal injury attorney.
One of the areas of concern with blood transfusions is delays in performing the procedure. If a patient has lost too much blood and does not receive the transfusion in time, they can be put at risk of significant injury. They can suffer hypovolemic shock which can cause death or sustain other injuries. As a standard duty of care, medical professionals should be monitoring patients and administering blood transfusions to protect the patient from harm.
Reactions Caused by Negligent Blood Transfusions
Not all negative reactions to blood transfusions are preventable. In rare cases, allergic or infectious reactions occur from blood transfusions, but these cannot always be prevented. Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a lung complication that can occur from blood transfusions and is one of the leading causes of death from this procedure. In addition to TRALI infections, there are some situations where a blood transfusion can result in injury or death that is caused by medical negligence. Some of these include:
- ABO incompatible reaction
- Hemolytic transfusion reaction
- Wrong blood type
If you or a family member suffer an injury, or you lose a family member to a blood transfusion complication, it is worth exploring whether it may have been caused by medical negligence. For legal help, contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer to discuss your case.