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Blood Transfusion Errors

Blood transfusions can help save lives in a variety of different medical situations. However, there are some frightening problems that can occur. Due to the health risks associated with blood transfusions errors, it is important that people understand the different types of transfusion errors as well as the side effects associated with these errors.

If you have been the victim of a blood transfusion error, you may want to take legal action against the party at fault. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. to learn more about blood transfusion errors and how you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Call our knowledgeable Wisconsin medical malpractice lawyers at 800-242-2874 today.

Types of Transfusion Errors and Their Side Effects

The two most common transfusion errors include tainted blood transfusions or wrong blood type transfusions. Below is a list of infections and reactions that could be caused by these types of transfusion errors:

  • Tainted blood leading to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Tainted blood causing hepatitis C
  • Tainted blood resulting in Lyme disease
  • Wrong blood type transfusion leading to hemolysis and shock

In some cases, these transfusion mistakes can lead to permanent damage, such as with HIV, or even death, like with wrong blood type transfusions.

Contact Us

At Habush Habush and Rottier S.C., we believe transfusion errors should never go unnoticed. That is why we are here to help. If you or someone close to you has developed an infection or has experienced a negative reaction due to a transfusion error, contact us today. Call the Wisconsin medical malpractice attorneys at 800-242-2874 to learn more.

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