Improper blood transfusion leads to $35.3M settlement

May 2009
Healthcare Risk Management;May2009 Legal Review, p3
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.


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