Blood transfusions are essential for people who suffer significant blood loss after major trauma, either in an accident or during surgery. They are also routinely used to treat conditions such as haemophilia. However, if the blood product used is contaminated, or of the wrong blood type for the patient, it can have life-altering consequences.
If you’ve received negligent treatment during a blood transfusion or been given a contaminated blood product, our lawyers could help you claim compensation.
You might be able to claim if you have been:
- Treated with a contaminated blood product and contracted Hepatitis A, B or C or HIV
- Given the wrong blood type
- Given a transfusion in error
- Given a transfusion without your consent
The manufacturers and suppliers of blood products have a duty to prevent contamination and stop any contaminated products reaching hospitals for use on patients. Hospitals have a duty of care towards their patients, to ensure the treatment they receive is necessary and accurate. If they have failed in their duty, our blood transfusion lawyers could help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you believe you have been given a negligent or contaminated blood transfusion, contact us today to find out more about making a claim.