Personal Injury Law
Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer. Get an Answer ASAP
I have never talk with the hospital or accused them of wrong doing. I did not realize what had happened until a later date. He did die within about 30 min. of the transfusion with the symptoms that the dr. had warned me to watch for during the first transfusion. The doc told me if his body was going to reject the incompatible blood it would happen shortly after the 1st transfusion. When he received the last transfusion (b negative instead of b negative incompatible) he died shortly after the transfusion began. So if one did not know there was an error until a later realization, does the statue still apply?
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).