TITLE

Mislabeled blood sample leads to inappropriate diagnosis of HIV, $20,000 settlement, and $52,000 verdict

AUTHOR(S)
Delaney, Blake J.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2007, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deals with the settlement of a case concerning a mislabeled blood sample which led to the false diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A woman at her eighth-month of pregnancy was falsely-accused of being HIV-positive due to laboratory negligence. The laboratory settled the case for $20,000, but the hospital denied liability.
ACCESSION #
24729740

 

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