Bakersfield Blood Transfusion Error Attorney

Blood is quite easily associated with injuries, but it can be hard to think of blood as something that can actually sustain an injury itself. In fact, blood is extremely fragile. If it is treated carelessly with the wrong medical procedure, the effects can be catastrophic.

Blood transfusion errors are especially dangerous, because they can have an affect on your entire body. A transfusion of contaminated donor blood can put an injured but otherwise healthy patient at risk for infections and diseases such as Hepatitis or AIDS. If the wrong blood type is given to a patient—a type-O patient receiving type-A blood, for example—there is a strong risk of “acute hemolytic transfusion reaction,” a severe condition where donor blood cells are attacked and killed by antibodies in the host. This condition can cause renal failure within minutes of the transfusion, and is often fatal.

Blood transfusion errors can be easily prevented through proper labeling and storage, careful administration, and attentiveness to patients and their medical histories. Unfortunately, people are injured and killed in hospitals due to blood transfusion errors every year. If you or someone you love suffered a blood transfusion error, contact a Bakersfield medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to discuss the possibility of financial compensation.

A Bakersfield Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Our Bakersfield medical malpractice attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout Bakersfield and surrounding counties. We specialize in medical malpractice, including blood transfusion injuries caused by:

We know how devastating a blood transfusion error can be, and we fight hard to obtain the maximum settlement possible for our clients, to cover medical bills, ongoing physical therapy and care, lost wages, funeral expenses, and any other costs, plus pain and suffering for this unnecessary trauma.

Don’t be afraid to hold the guilty parties responsible for your blood transfusion error. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a top Bakersfield medical malpractice attorney today.