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So you were given blood by a GP?
When was that?
What is your age and gender?
Sicne how long are you having these symptoms?
Thank you for your response.
So you still continue to have these symptoms?
Yes it is VERY much possible that the blood was not compatible and you could have developed antibiotics in your body that are causing your symptoms that are happening off and on.
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Sorry typo, antibodies.
Well, yes you can sue the doctor but if he checked the blood properly, which is the routine, and even then you had a reaction, which is very common to occur, then you would most likely lose the case.
The reason is that even if the blood is matched one may still have a reaction to it because not everything is tested for.
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You are most likely having transfusion induced serum sickness which can last for a long period of time.
I would have given you a short course of steroid like prednisolone for a week or two to see if that would help.
I apologize for my delayed response as I was busy here with my patients.
Well, although you can probably sue the doctor here but it is unlikely for you to gain anything out of it particularly if the correct procedures were followed i.e. he checked your blood group and the group on the bag and the blood was tested, which is the routine of every blood bank.
These reactions, like the one that you experienced, can happen in any person in whom the blood was transfused even if the blood was accurately matched.
Plus when you sign the consent form for a blood transfusion, it is written that you have been explained everything.
The bot***** *****ne is that even though you can proceed with the legal process but it is unlikely for you to be gaining anything out of it as far as I am concerned.
"If a patient receives the wrong blood type this is usually considered to be negligent blood transfusion service practice, which can cause a serious or fatal reaction."
Are you sure you received the wrong blood type because I think that the blood type may have been right and you may have just had a reaction to the blood even though it was the right type, which is very much possible as well.
If you indeed received the WRONG blood type and you are sure about that then you have a strong case.
If you are certain it was a wrong type of blood infused then you certainly do have a claim for clinical negligence.