Blood Transfusion Errors

Blood transfusions save many lives, but hospital errors can occur. If you’ve suffered from a blood transfusion error, get in touch.


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The NHS needs over 6,000 blood donors each day to treat patients across England.

Blood transfusions are necessary when someone loses a lot of blood. It could be through an accident, during surgery or childbirth.

They are also used to treat blood disorders like sickle cell anaemia and haemophilia.

What is blood transfusion negligence?

Blood transfusion medical negligence can occur if the patient is:

  • Given the wrong blood type
  • Inadequately monitored during transfusion
  • Given contaminated blood

If a patient is given the wrong blood type, the body can attack the red blood cells which release a chemical that can cause kidney damage – this is known as Acute Haemolytic Transfusion Reaction (AHTR).

Why make a claim?

When preventable errors are made, they can leave have a lifelong impact. Infected blood can lead to HIV or hepatitis virus, requiring ongoing treatment and monitoring.

Compensation can provide the financial assistance you need to help support you through any further therapies and treatments that you might require.

More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our clinical negligence solicitors know the ins and outs of making claims like these. They will do all the legal work to build a case that will get you the maximum compensation.

We offer a No Win No Fee service for medical negligence claims in England and Wales.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

Yes – it’s normally three years, either from the date of the transfusion or the date you discovered the negligent action.

The rules for children and people of limited mental capacity are different. Speak to us and we’ll talk you through the options that apply to you.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

It’s a good idea to get in touch as soon as possible – bearing in mind the time limits for medical negligence claims.

We'll take the stress out of making a claim, ensuring that you can achieve peace of mind during this difficult time. 

Just give us a call, request a call back at a convenient time or start your claim online.


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