A Blood transfusion most commonly occurs when a person has lost blood due to an accident or during surgery. People may also require a blood transfusion due to medical conditions that affect their blood. The vast majority of blood transfusion procedures pass successfully and without any issue, however, there are rare instances where the blood product used is either contaminated or the wrong blood type for the patient. Those who are unfortunate to experience one of these rare accidents may suffer with long-term, life-changing conditions. If you have suffered due to a blood transfusion, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation against the negligent healthcare provider that treated you. On this page, you will find general information to consider before making your claim, together with details of how our team can help you.
Here at McCarthy + Co, we have many years of experience dealing with a wide variety of medical negligence cases including blood transfusion claims. When you contact our solicitors to discuss your experience, we can help you to quickly ascertain if you have a case against the negligent party and the likely compensation that you might be awarded, should you win.
Bringing a blood transfusion compensation claim
If you have received negligent treatment during a blood transfusion, our solicitors should be able to help you to win the compensation you deserve. Scenarios, where we are highly likely to be able to assist you, include the following.
- You were given the wrong blood type
- You were treated with contaminated blood and contracted Hepatitis A, B or C or HIV as a result
- You were given a blood transfusion without your consent
- You were given a blood transfusion in error
There are extremely high standards set for the manufacturers and suppliers of blood products. It is their duty to ensure that contaminated products do not reach hospitals for use on patients. Equally, hospitals also have a duty of care towards patients, ensuring that they make the correct decisions and apply appropriate treatment options. If either healthcare suppliers, clinics, or hospitals fail in their duty, you are likely to have a case against them. Contact our expert medical negligence team today for further advice.
Some links relating to blood transfusions that you may find useful.
- EMed – Ireland Blood Transfusion Advice
- Give Blood – Irish Blood Transfusion Service
- HSE – General Information on Blood Transfusions
About McCarthy + Co
With more than 30 years of experience, McCarthy + Co. has brought many successful medical negligence claims against negligent healthcare providers including those that have carried out contaminated blood transfusions. We are a family-run business, who pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial, and helpful advice.
Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork, but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance, and assistance on any form of personal injury.
If you have suffered due to negligent medical treatment and would like further advice on bringing a blood transfusion claim, contact our solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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