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Transfusion Errors

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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