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Blood Draw Nerve Damage Medical Malpractice Lawsuits – Venipuncture

Every years thousands of patients across the United States suffered serious injuries caused improper drawing of blood in medical facilities and hospitals across the country. Nurses, medical assistances and libratory personal must follow strict procedures when drawing blood. A claim for medical malpractice can be established when the failure to follow such medical procedures is a cause of the injuries suffered by the patient. In many instances medical practitioners fail to notice clear signs of the mistakes they are making while performing the procedure of drawing blood. Victims have the right to seek compensation for harms suffered as a result of any type of medical procedure or testing conducted.

Nerve Injury from Improper Drawing of Blood

Venipuncture perhaps the most common procedure performed in the medical field. Specific types of nerve injury including peripheral nerve injuries are a common result blood drawing.

Post – Tourniquet Syndrome

Or PTS is identified by pronounces and prolonged swelling of the extremity. In most cases PTS is caused by blood that has been drawn returning to the body after the medical practitioner has released the tourniquet. A similar ailment that commonly strikes individuals who have had their blood drawn is Comparative Pressure Syndrome. This take place when during a prolonged tourniquet duration a combination external compression and an increase in compartment contents results in an increased level of tissues damages manifested in pain. Other medical complications which may take place include..

(1) Digital necrosis

(2) Toxic reactions or chemical reaction

(3) Thrombosis.

(4) Thermal tissue damage

(5) Pressure sores.

Recovery Available in Medical Malpractice Claims

Individuals who have suffered  nerve damages or other injuries due to the negligence of a medical facility have the right to seek compensation from all at fault parties. Specific categories of compensation available in such case include the following…

  • All medical and heath related charges.
  • All future medical and rehabilitation needs.
  • All economic damages including loss of wages and loss of income.
  • Non-economic damages – pain and suffering and punitive damages.

Attorney Consultation Available: If you or a loved one have suffered from severe injuries including nerve damage due the failure of a medical practitioner to properly draw your blood and have any legal questions feel free to contact our law offices. All legal consultations regarding your case are provided my our legal team free of charge.

6 Comments



» Nick Cercone said: { Jan 9, 2017 - 04:01:36 }

7 WEEKS AGO AFTER MY SEMI-ANNUAL CHECK UP A TECHNICIAN DREW BLOOD AND TOTALLY BOTCHED THE PROCEDURE. TWO DAYS LATER MY RIGHT ARM SWELLLED UP AND BECAME THE COLOR OF A RAINBOW..i WENT TO MY
PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN AND HE SENT ME TO AN URGENT CARE UNIT WHO THAN SENT ME TO THE HOSPITAL FOR
A Cat Scan WHICH SHOWED A BLOOD CLOT IN THE SOFT TISSUE. THE DISCOLORATION WENT AWAY AFTER ABOUT
5 WEEKS BUT MY RIGHT BICEP IS STILL BADLY SWOLLEN AND MY ARM FROM THE BICEP TO MY WRIST IS 24/7
PAINFUL..i AM GOING TO AN ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST TOMORROW..THIS WILL BE THE 4TH DR. TREATING ME
IN 7 WEEKS. CANDIDLY I CONTACTED A COUPLE OF ATTORNEYS WHO SPECIALIZE IN MEDICAL PROBLEMS BUT NEITHER
ONE WANTED TO TAKE ON THE CASE, BOTH OF THEM CITING MY AGE, 86, AND THE COST OF HANDLING THE
PROBLEM AS TOO EXPENSIVE…

» Casa Stuckey said: { Jan 10, 2017 - 04:01:26 }

Victory Hospital located in Waukegan Illinois. Happen in the emergency room. There was an blood draw taken for my daughter By the blood drawer technician. Now my daughter hand is all wrapped up with the tourniquet. And claims that she feels burning and discomfort up in the midsection of her arm. This is the right arm.

I am dad better known as mr.Stuckey.

» Jesse English said: { Feb 3, 2017 - 12:02:19 }

I just have a question. I live in MO and have permanent nerve damage from a blood draw. Have you successfully won a case from this? If so, may I pick your brain a little please?

» Dakota woodward said: { Apr 11, 2017 - 07:04:10 }

March 16 I was in the ER for chest pain and they did blood work to my right arm and hit a nerve. I went back in to the ER at a different hospital a week later because i was having pain in my right arm they informed me they hit a nerve during the procedure. Today April 10th I am still having sharp stabbing pain in my right arm and my pinky finger and index finger space out causing a lot of discomfort. I now have a $250 ER bill and still suffering what can I do about this?

» Carla anaya said: { Aug 31, 2017 - 04:08:02 }

I got my blood drawn two days ago the next day I was feeling fine than come the next day my mucels Are swollen and I’m in pain I can’t stretch my arm out to far my vans pop out the worker at bpl plasma accidentally shoved the need all the way in to my mucels when she was supposed to take it out instead she was looking at the machine and striked me causing the needle to go all the way up it hurt so bad I cried

» Estrella said: { Oct 25, 2017 - 07:10:03 }

I hady blood work done at quest diagnostics and the lady that drew my blood kept asking me to pump my fist while drawing my blood,and she was only able too get one tube and still was trying to get blood for the other tubes with an strait needle she could find an vain but put needle in anyways,so when I told her I felt pain in my elbow she still continue to draw with nothing coming out,so the pain started going down my hand I started shaking and I felt it in my shoulder so ambulance was called but they took me for blood pressure then said if I continued to feel pain come back to hospital, but the hospital I went to don’t like me do to there doctor giving me an thyroid medication that I didn’t need at the time so ,so I was uncomfortable with there care,so I went to another hospital and they told me my nerve was hit.and to contacted someone …and follow up with my doctor for an neurologist, need to know what is my next step,and this happened 10/13/2017 its been ten days and my arm is in serious pain



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