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Deadly blood transfusion

The daughter of an 81 year old woman who had a blood transfusion with the wrong type of blood causing her to have a hemolytic transfusion reaction which resulted in multi-organ failure and death, is taking the medical center to court for medical malpractice. The patient passed away 10 days after the transfusion, and the blood laboratory technician was fired due to the error after failing to adhere to strict guidelines for blood transfusions with remaining staff reviewing current policies and practices.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Mercury News

Related Disease Topics:

  • Hemolytic transfusion reaction
  • Multi-organ failure

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Article Source Details

About: Deadly blood transfusion

Date: 29 December 2005

Source: The Mercury News

URL: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/13509105.htm

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Medical malpractice and blood transfusion
  • Medical malpractice and death
  • Medical malpractice and multi-organ failure
  • Medical malpractice and hemolytic transfusion reaction
  • Medical malpractice and transfusion reaction
  • Medical error and blood products
  • Medical malpractice and blood type
  • Medical malpractice and wrong blood
  • Medical malpractice and hospital
  • Medical malpractice and blood technician
  • Medical error
  • Medical error and blood transfusion
  • Medical error and death
  • Medical error and multi-organ failure
  • Medical error and hemolytic transfusion reaction
  • Medical error and transfusion reaction
  • Medical error and blood products
  • Medical error and wrong blood
  • Medical error and blood type
  • Medical error and wrong blood type
  • Medical error and blood technician
  • Medical error and hospital
  • Medical error and litigation
  • Medical error and suing
  • Death from hemolytic transfusion reaction
  • Death from blood transfusion
  • Death from wrong blood
  • Death from blood type
  • Death from wrong blood type
  • Death from multi-organ failure

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