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Blood Transfusion Injuries

Blood Transfusion Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

Injured Due to Blood Transfusion Negligence?

Undergoing a blood transfusion can be a scary experience. Errors and serious medical malpractice can lead to significant physical and financial harm, and in the worst-case scenario, result in wrongful death.

At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, a Los Angeles attorney from our firm can help you seek compensation for losses resulting from injuries related to blood transfusion complications. Our firm has:

  • Recovered over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • Secured numerous record medical malpractice results in 5 states.
  • Earned U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” highest Tier 1 rating.

If you would like to discuss a potential medical malpractice lawsuit and how our top-rated Los Angeles blood transfusion injury attorneys may be able to fight for you, contact us today. We offer FREE consultations and charge no fee unless we win.

Infectious and Noninfectious Risks in a Blood Transfusion

The risks associated with blood transfusion usually fall into two distinct categories: infectious and noninfectious risks.

Injuries that can result from these risks can be life-threatening and are usually the result of medical negligence. Examples include:

  • Patient misidentification
  • Administrative errors
  • Issuing the wrong blood
  • Incorrectly storing the blood
  • Sample errors

Contaminated instruments and blood samples can easily lead to the transmission of infectious agents, such as harmful bacteria, viruses, and even parasites.

Despite intensive preventative strategies, blood transfusion patients run the risk of contracting highly infectious viruses such as hepatitis and HIV. Noninfectious risks including iron overload, hypocalcaemia, hypothermia, hemoglobinuria, and hyperkalemia, while not life-threatening, can still cause an individual significant pain and discomfort. Other more serious risks, such as circulatory overload and air embolism, are easily avoidable if medical personnel follow the proper procedures.

Fight for the Financial Recovery You Deserve

Medical professionals receive high levels of training in order to avoid these mistakes. Even with advanced training and years or intense study and practice, injuries resulting from blood transfusions are common. You should not have to pay the serious price for another individual's mistakes.

Our firm has recovered over $1 billion in compensation for our clients and our attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America©. We have the resources and experience to take on challenging claims involving all types of medical mistakes.

Contact Bostwick and Peterson if you have suffered harm after receiving a blood transfusion.

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  • Obtained the Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in California
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  • Since January 2018, The Firm Has Twice Broken The California Record For Largest Medical Malpractice Settlements
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