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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
About: Deadly blood transfusion
Date: 29 December 2005
Source: The Mercury News
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