A man who claims he developed a “debilitating infection” after donating blood at the Stanford Hospital Blood Center has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and says that the hospital denied him treatment when he could not afford to pay his medical expenses.
According to KGO Radio Bay Area News, Christopher Bui, 43, was a blood donor for 10 years when he suffered an infection. In his suit, Bui contends that when he gave blood, there was an implicit agreement that Stanford would care for him by virtue of him making blood donations. Bui also contends that the hospital sold his blood after his donation.
No dollar amount for damages has been specified in the medical malpractice suit because Bui’s attorney says that he must first determine how much Stanford earns selling blood donations.
Complications from blood donations are rare and most complications include bruising, fainting, or tingling of the lips. There should be no risk of developing a blood-borne infection when giving blood because sterile disposable equipment should be used for each donor.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured by medical malpractice and the family of those who have died as a result.