Diseases Acquired through Blood Transfusions

It is difficult to estimate how many blood transfusion mistakes are made every year. What can be said with certainty is that when blood transfusion mistakes do occur, they can lead to devastating consequences.The risk of acquiring a deadly or lifelong incurable disease is an unfortunate reality when it comes to blood transfusion mistakes. This type of mistake can completely change the course of an individual’s life.Medical professionals can avoid the majority of blood transfusion mistakes. Doctors and other medical professionals owe a standard of care to their patients that prevents further injury. If there is a failure to do so, it can lead to unfortunate consequences for the patient, not to mention a medical malpractice claim.Some of the diseases that can be acquired through blood transfusion mistakes include: 

  • Hepatitis B;
  • Hepatitis C;
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV);
  • Human T-lymphocytotrophic Virus (HTLV-1);
  • Hepatitis G Virus (HGV);
  • Cryoglobulinemia;
  • Transfusion Transmitted Virus (TTV);
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV);
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD);
  • Leishmaniasis;
  • Lyme disease;
  • Chagas disease;
  • Babesiosis; and
  • Toxoplasmosis.  

Medical negligence can lead to serious injuries or death. If you have been the victim of a blood transfusion mistake, you should speak with an Aurora medical malpractice lawyer. They will advocate on your behalf for the damages to which you may be eligible. Contacting an Aurora Medical Malpractice LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Aurora medical malpractice attorneys will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss of life as the result of medical malpractice. Contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.