TITLE

Improper blood transfusion leads to $35.3M settlement

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;May2009 Legal Review, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the court case, which shows the negligent blood transfusion on the treatment of HELLP syndrome developed on a pre-eclamptic pregnant woman, reaching the $35.5 million settlement cost. It cites the role of the risk managers to prevent and avoid the situation through a root-cause analysis to determine the main cause of the untoward outcome on the treatment. Moreover, an overview of the clinical case is provided.
ACCESSION #
38715277

 

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