Blood Transfusion Injuries

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Patients on Cape Cod

The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III is a personal injury law firm whose attorneys represent patients injured in medical procedures because of the negligence of their health care providers. People visit doctors and undergo medical procedures to improve their health, so they do not expect them to make their condition worse. It can be painful and stressful when a health care professional does not competently perform a medical procedure, resulting in a situation like blood transfusion injuries. Our Cape Cod medical malpractice lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping our injured neighbors seek the compensation that they deserve. We also assist families who have lost loved ones in fatal incidents of medical malpractice.

A blood transfusion is a fairly routine medical procedure in which another person’s blood is donated to the person receiving the transfusion through a tube usually placed in the receiving person’s arm. Transfusions can be life-saving procedures, especially when a person loses a lot of blood during surgery or in an accident, and they usually take place without any complications. In other cases, however, a person may have an adverse reaction to the procedure. In still other cases, the wrong blood type or even infected blood could be transferred. That can cause significant injuries.

Legal Remedies for Blood Transfusion Injuries

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a blood transfusion procedure gone wrong, an injury lawyer can help you seek compensation from those responsible. The defendants may include doctors, nurses, and other health care staff involved in the procedure, as well as their employers and the owners of the hospital or facility where the procedure took place. The damages typically available in these cases include compensation for doctor and other medical bills, missed income due to time when the victim was unable to work, and pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In tragic cases in which a person dies due to malpractice, their family has the right to seek compensation for the wrongful death.

Medical malpractice is a type of negligence under Massachusetts law. That means that doctors, health care staff, and their employers are responsible for the injuries that they cause when they do not meet a certain standard of care. Medical professionals are held to a high standard of conduct based on their education and training, as well as the responsibility that they undertake in helping patients. The specific duty of care required in any situation may depend on the situation itself and the doctor’s training, resources, and expertise. If a doctor does not live up to that standard, such as by mishandling a blood transfusion, they are likely to be legally liable.

To prove malpractice, your attorney first needs to establish what the level of care expected of the defendant was and then show how the defendant failed to live up to it. You also need to clearly show how the malpractice caused you to be harmed. An experienced lawyer will bring in experts and compile all of the medical records and other documentation necessary to make that case.

Get Advice from a Health Care Negligence Lawyer on Cape Cod

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have more than 150 years of combined experience representing people throughout Cape Cod who have been injured by medical malpractice. We understand the challenges that come with being harmed through no fault of your own. We also know how judges and juries regularly approach these cases. You should not just take our word for it. Our firm has a strong track record of successes for the people whom we represent. Our lawyers provide free consultations at our offices, which are situated in Hyannis and Plymouth. We are also happy to come meet with you elsewhere if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in most medical malpractice cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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