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Blood Transfusion Injuries & Complications
Blood transfusion is a process in which a patient's blood is supplemented or replaced with that of another. This is usually necessary after the patient has experienced significant blood loss due to injury, trauma, or a surgical procedure. The process of a transfusion is usually done with donated blood or synthetic blood created using platelets, and it has the capacity to save a person's life. Unfortunately, when blood transfusions are done incorrectly, it can cause injury to the patient that may have devastating and life-altering consequences.
Blood transfusion injuries can be brought about in many ways, but some of the most common causes include:
- Contaminated / tainted blood
- Lack of blood compatibility
- Wrong blood type
- Improper or inaccurate labeling of blood
- Improper storage of blood
- Insufficient staff or staff training
Any of these situations have the capacity to cause serious injury to a patient, from blood clots to wrongful death. If you have suffered a blood transfusion injury that was brought about by negligence, it is crucial that you contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney for immediate legal representation in your case.
We at Meyerkord & Kurth have dealt with many medical malpractice cases of varying types over our years of practicing law, and we have helped numerous clients obtain the compensation they needed to cover the costs of their accident injuries.
If you have been injured while receiving a blood transfusion, contact us today and we will provide you with caring representation that is designed to secure you maximum compensation. We hope that our services will allow you to live a fuller, healthier life.
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