Transfusion errors occur when a patient does not receive a transfusion when indicated (such as red blood cells or platelets) or the patient receives an incompatible transfusion due to a preventable mistake. Examples of tranfusion errors that can lead to catastrophic injury or death include:
Failure to transfuse red blood cells during surgery when the patient has an abnormally low hemoglobin level and further substantial blood loss is anticipated
Failure to transfuse platelets or other clotting factors during surgery when the patient has an abnormally low platelet count and further substantial blood loss is anticipated
Transfusion of incompatible blood products due to clerical mistakes, absence of required labels, and other preventable mistakes
If you or a family member have suffered a catastrophic injury or loss due to a transfusion error, contact Bill Maddix, your Minnesota medical malpractice lawyer, for a free consultation.
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