Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Alleges Transfusion Error

Medical malpractice attorneys note a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that a woman died after she received a transfusion with the incorrect blood type. The July 2015 wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Cook, Illinois, against South Shore Hospital and unknown staffers at the facility.

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Lawsuit Claims Hospital Employees Were Negligent

According to the, the female patient had type B blood, but was given a transfusion of type A blood cells. The lawsuit states that hospital agents or employees were negligent by:

  • Giving the patient the wrong type of blood
  • Failing to proofread her information and adhere to proper procedure
  • Not providing communication channels between the blood bank and the nursing staff to prevent error
  • Injury and death
  • Not providing safeguards to prevent clerical errors
  • Not labeling blood samples accurately

The plaintiff charges the defendants with medical professional negligence, adding that the patient experienced conscious pain and suffering before her death.

Affected Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation

Patients who have been injured due to the fault of a healthcare provider may be entitled to compensation. Damages may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Mental anguish

If a patient dies as a result of a healthcare provider’s mistake, family members may be able to pursue wrongful death claims. These kinds of damages can include:

  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Medical expenses attributable to the injury
  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death

Affected families are encouraged to speak with a medical malpractice lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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