Blood transfusion is a process which involves taking blood from one person and giving it to another. Blood transfusion is a medical procedure and over the years it has helped save many lives. If the procedure is carried out in the correct manner, it can help transform the lives of many people.
For some people, blood transfusion is a routine. However, in the majority of the cases, it is done when there is an emergency situation. For example, if a person has been involved in a road accident and has suffered severe blood loss, he may need to undergo blood transfusion. Although blood transfusion is a simple procedure, it is essential that care is taken when blood is taken from a donor, stored or when it is given to a patient. If a blood transfusion error occurs, the consequences can be devastating as it can lead to pain and suffering as well as death.
If you have suffered due to errors in blood transfusion, you may be able to make blood transfusion error claims.
Blood transfusion errors can take place under numerous circumstances. Here’s a look at some of the main causes of blood transfusion errors:
- Blood supply contamination
- Improper sample labelling
- Incorrect transfusion procedures
- Inadequate staff training
- Lack of consent for transfusion
Errors in blood transfusion can result in long term complications. It can result in the wrong type of blood being received, the consequences of which can be fatal. Other complications may include:
- Disease transmission
- Pulmonary edema
- Blood type incompatibility
- Blood clotting issues
- Immune suppression
- Allergic reactions
Out of all the above mentioned complications, disease transmission is the most dangerous because if the blood samples are not tested properly, deadly diseases such as HIV, AIDS and hepatitis can be transmitted.
Errors in blood transfusion can result in unnecessary pain and suffering. Moreover, treating the conditions can result in huge financial losses as well. Therefore, it is essential that you consider making a claim.
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