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ARTICLE ID 193121

$________ Hospital Negligence – Failure to perform blood transfusion after dangerously low hemoglobin levels prompt order for transfusion – 35-year-old patient dies just after arrival in ICU, approximately two hours after transfusion ordered.

Nassau County, NY

This action involved a 35-year-old patient who presented to the emergency room with at 12:27 a.m. on December 25, ________, with symptoms that included shortness of breath, tachycardia and leg pain. A blood test revealed a dangerously low hemoglobin level of 3.3., and a transfusion was ordered.

The plaintiff contended that the transfusion should have been done within one hour. The plaintiff maintained that the records reflected that the pharmacy was not going to issue product until further information was obtained, and that the product was never provided.

The decedent was unmarried and had no children. The plaintiff contended that the pain and suffering for an approximate 55-minute period was extensive. The jury found for the plaintiff and awarded $________.

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