Blood transfusions are a common need of patients admitted to hospitals. They can save people’s lives after an accident or while in surgery and losing blood due after a significant trauma. Additionally, they are used to treat blood conditions such as haemophilia. If in any of these cases the blood used for the transfusion is contaminated or the medical staff use a blood type incompatible to the patient’s blood group, it can have severe consequences.
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It always depends on the individual case who is liable for medical negligence. Possible responsible individuals are the administering nurse but also the assigned doctor in the hospital, if they have not properly supervised the transfusion or delegated it. Other than that, also the hospital itself can be held responsible for negligent treatment carried out by its medical staff. Lastly, also the companies manufacturing or and supply blood products can be liable, as they have to prevent contamination and stop any contaminated products before being used on patients.
If any of these possible scenarios have occurred and a patient has suffered from negligent medical treatment or suppliers and manufacturers have failed in their duty to provide uncontaminated blood products, a claim for compensation could be an option for patients and they should contact an experienced solicitor to help them assess their individual situation.
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If a patient has experienced a negligent treatment like this, they could be able to claim compensation with the help of an experienced solicitor. Common scenarios of malpractice which can lead to the possibility of a blood transfusion claim are:
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