Blood Transfusion Injuries
Errors during blood transfusions may lead to serious injuries and, in some cases, even death. If you or a loved one has suffered a blood transfusion injury due to the negligence of a medical professional, we are ready to serve you. In these types of cases, it is important to reach out to a dedicated Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. At the Arfaa Law Group, our team understands how devastating blood transfusion injuries may be, and we are committed to aggressively pursuing the compensation that you deserve for your harm.Pursuing Compensation for Blood Transfusion Injuries
Blood transfusion refers to the process of transferring the blood of one individual into the veins of another individual. Blood transfusions may be required for a number of reasons, such as low haemoglobin, bone marrow failure, surgery, trauma, anemia, and more. Some common causes of blood transfusion errors include:
- Various blood samples being cross-matched
- Inadequate training for staff members
- Lack of informed consent for a blood transfusion
- Blood labeling errors
- Improper storing of blood
- Administering tainted or contaminated blood, or the wrong type of blood
Blood transfusion injuries may lead to a wide range of adverse consequences from blood clots to death. Under Maryland law, you may seek compensation from a negligent health care provider through a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice takes place when a health care professional injures a patient by failing to adhere to the standard of care that a competent health care professional in the same specialty would have used when treating a similar patient. As a result, the standard of care will vary depending on the exact situation.
In order to establish a medical malpractice claim, the plaintiff has the burden of proving that the health care provider owed the patient a duty of care, the health care provider breached the duty of care, and the health care provider’s breach was a direct cause of the patient’s injuries. Under Maryland law, victims of medical malpractice may pursue both economic and non-economic damages for their harm. Economic damages include items like medical bills, therapy costs, and lost wages. Non-economic damages include intangible losses such as pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and mental anguish. Although Maryland has placed a cap on non-economic damages, the state does not impose a cap on the economic damages that you may receive through a medical malpractice claim.Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Case with a Baltimore Lawyer
Blood transfusion errors often have devastating and even tragic consequences. If you believe that you were harmed or lost a loved one due to a preventable blood transfusion mistake, it is important to seek the help of a Baltimore medical malpractice attorney. At the Arfaa Law Group, Julia Arfaa will work tirelessly to protect your rights at every step of the way. She represents people throughout the state of Maryland who have been injured by careless health care providers. To set up a free consultation with a skilled injury attorney, call us at 410-889-1850 or contact us online.