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I went to a place to donate my plasma. They were getting everything ready I had the needle in my arm and they started the machine but it didn't want to work right. The tech took the tubing out without taking out my needle and I started feeling cold go into my veins and then I felt my lips go numb and my face started feeling squeezed. I couldn't talk and I started drooling and gasping for breath. Apparently air had got into the line. I was almost in tears. I don't plan on suing but I was just wondering in case they decide to not let me donate because of the incident.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ohio

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No. They're waiting for the doctor to get back on Wednesday so they can talk to him.

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear of the trouble.

Are you asking if you could sue for the injury you suffered?

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 4 months ago

Thank you for the clarification.

Certainly, you would have a claim if you had a medical report tying your injury to the negligence of the tech. Under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, if the tech is liable, that liability would extend to their employer as well.

They would be liable for all you medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The're waiting for the doctor to come back on Wednesday to ask him about it before they'll let me donate.
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 4 months ago

They do not have to accept the donation until they are clear it will not cause you health issues. It would seem they are taking a prudent step in waiting for a professional opinion.

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Did you have further questions? Have I answered your question? Please let me know.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how much longer do i have to wait
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Wait for what?
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