Blood Draw Injury Lawyers
We rely on medical professionals to take care of us when we are ill. Their expertise can be the matter of life or death. When a physician or other medical professional is negligent in performing a procedure or makes an error by failing to diagnose a disease or injury, the result can have a devastating impact on the patient’s quality of life.
Doctors order blood draws for a variety of reasons and while it seems that blood draws, also called venipunctures, are common procedures they are not without risk. Healthcare professionals who have been trained to draw blood from patients must follow proper procedures in order to minimize risk of this invasive procedure.
Serious injury can occur when blood draws are not performed properly including:
- Nerve damage
- Extensive bruising
- Puncture of artery
- Hitting bone
Each of these injuries could have a serious impact on the patient including blood clots, uncontrolled bleeding, infection, tissue death, permanent numbness, pain or weakness and even death.
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ARTERY INJURY RESULTING IN AMPUTATION
In a case where a patient was given an IV in his foot, the inexperienced nurse punctured an artery, causing a blood clot in the patient’s foot. Instead of doing a very simple and inexpensive test called an arterial doppler, the patient was dismissed from the hospital and later had to undergo a below-the-knee amputation.
If you or someone you know had their blood drawn and suffered a serious personal injury, contact us. Our medical malpractice attorneys have represented patients who have been injured as the result of a blood draw and can fight for you. We offer a confidential and free case evaluation. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we do not get paid until your case is settled.