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Blood Transfusion Claims
If a blood transfusion goes wrong it can have potentially life-threatening consequences for the patient. Should this happen, it is imperative that the patient or their family is able to claim compensation for any pain and suffering they experience.
The team at JMW can provide all of the help and support you need to make a successful blood transfusion claim, drawing on years of specialist expertise in the field of clinical negligence. The claims process can often be lengthy and complex, which is why our solicitors are dedicated to making the experience as stress-free as possible.
Blood transfusions involve taking blood from one person to give to another via a blood bank. This procedure is performed to help the recipient compensate for dangerous levels of blood loss, or to treat illnesses such as sickle cell disease, bone marrow failure, liver disease or haemophilia. Newborns with conditions like severe jaundice can also benefit from transfusions.
Although this is often a lifesaving procedure, it needs to be performed with care to avoid the complications that can sometimes occur.
If you believe your blood transfusion was performed negligently and you have suffered illness or injury as a result, then you should seek specialist medical and legal advice as soon as possible.Examples of common errors that often lead to compensation claims include:
- giving the wrong type of blood to a patient
- giving infected blood to a patient
- carrying out a blood transfusion unnecessarily
- administering a blood transfusion to the wrong patient
- causing injury by a lack of care and attention when administering the transfusion
JMW’s team of highly qualified solicitors are well positioned to help you make a make a successful claim following a negligent blood transfusion. We employ legal experts who are members of The Law Society's panel of medical negligence experts, and are known for the professional, sympathetic approach we take to every client.
By contacting us, you can discuss the details of your potential claim via a no-obligation initial discussion, during which we will help you determine the best way forward. If you choose to go ahead with your claim for compensation we will be with you every step of the way, providing legal advice and supporting and representing your interests.
The clinical negligence team at JMW includes members of both the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel. Headed by Eddie Jones, the team is among the most respected in the UK.