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Philadelphia Blood Contamination Attorney

Blood has many important functions in our body. It transports oxygen and nutrients to our lungs and tissues. Blood carries cells and antibodies that help our bodies fight disease and infection. It transports oxygen throughout the body and removes carbon dioxide from the body’s cells. Blood even regulates our body temperature. Without adequate blood supply in the body, a person can suffer serious injury or death. Blood plays such a vital role in our bodies that when it becomes contaminated it can cause damage to vital organs and dramatically change our lives. A contaminated blood lawyer in Philadelphia can help you explore legal options if you suffer harm from a tainted transfusion.

Depending on the details of your unique case, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury. The lawyers at Youman & Caputo work diligently to pursue your claim and protect your legal interests.

Why Choose an Attorney From Youman & Caputo?

  • Youman & Caputo is a firm of Pennsylvania and New Jersey trial lawyers led by partners with nearly 50 years of experience representing individuals and their families.
  • Our partner, Andrew S. Youman, is a skilled and experienced trial lawyer who has tried cases all over Pennsylvania, in both state and federal courts. He has obtained or helped to obtain dozens of seven and eight-figure settlements.
  • Our partner, David J. Caputo, has represented more than 40 clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey whose cases resulted in verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more. Among those results is his $21.8 million medical malpractice verdict in Delaware County, one of the largest verdicts in the court’s history and one of the 100 largest verdicts in the country in 2015.
  • We investigate all of our cases thoroughly, litigate them aggressively, and do not hesitate to try any case where necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

If you have been injured by a tainted blood transfusion and need legal support to get financial compensation for your injury, contact Youman & Caputo. Call today to schedule your free consultation with a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney.

Complications From Contaminated Blood Transfer

Some people may never need a blood transfusion throughout their entire lives. Others may need a blood transfusion when they are undergoing major surgery. If you are suffering from medical conditions like anemia, sickle cell disease, cancer, or a bleeding disorder like hemophilia, a blood transfusion is probably a routine part of your treatment.

With advances in science, blood typing and blood screening, blood transfusions have become much safer. But every so often, careless blood collection procedures can result in tainted blood being administered to a patient. Tainted blood is blood that is not healthy.

Apart from allergic reactions, serious complications from blood transfusions include infections with diseases like:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Iron overload
  • Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)
  • graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)

While these complications are uncommon, they are very serious and can impact a person’s well-being for the rest of their lives. These complications could also be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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You Need a Philadelphia Contaminated Blood Transfer Attorney

Healthcare professionals must follow certain standards to avoid complications from blood contamination. They must screen blood donors for blood-borne diseases that can be transferred to a transfusion patient. They must also ensure that every stage of the procession from collection to storage, transportation, and infusion is conducted under standard conditions to avoid contamination.

If you have been injured by a tainted blood transfusion as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another person or entity, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A Philadelphia blood contamination lawyer can help you investigate your case and identify the parties responsible for your injury. Youman & Caputo will be by your side to get you the full value of any compensation that you are entitled to. Call us at (215) 302-1999 to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.