When it comes to donating blood, the NHS has some very strict rules about who can and who cannot donate. You will not be able to donate if you have recently procured the services of an “escort”, for example. As you might expect, intravenous drug use will also rule you out.
Even after you have given blood, the sample you donate will be vigorously screened to make sure that it does not contain any infections or diseases that might be passed on to any recipient. However, this does not mean that on rare occasions that blood donations that are contaminated can slip through the net. Although this is a lot rarer than it used to be, it does still happen.
If you were to contract any sort of infectious disease after being given a blood transfusion, you might well find yourself in a position where you may be able to take 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury action against the NHS trust or private clinic that treated you. If you are successful in this endeavour, you might well be looking at a quite sizable Wandsworth accident at work compensation payout.
Blood transfusions and Wandsworth accident at work compensation
Imagine that you went into hospital for an operation that required you to take on donated blood. Although this sounds serious, you have every confidence in your medical team and are sure you will not be put in a position where claiming Wandsworth accident at work compensation could be on the cards.
The operation goes well, and you are back on your feet in no time at all. You have regular check-us in the weeks and months after your procedure, as is normal practice. These involve blood tests and various other bits and pieces. After one of these blood tests, you are told to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss some abnormal results. It transpires that you contracted hepatitis C from the blood transfusions you took.
Under these circumstances, there might well be a chance that you could be able to claim a Wandsworth accident at work compensation payout. If you would like to look into doing just that, you should pick up the phone right now and call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. When you do, you will be connected to Accident Advice Helpline who will be able to advise if it might be able to help you seek Wandsworth accident at work compensation.
Date Published: 21st September 2014
Author: David Brown