Chicago hospital sued for medical malpractice after allegedly botched blood transfusion


A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a Chicago hospital, claiming that a woman died after a transfusion with the incorrect blood type.

The lawsuit was filed by Olessor Anthony against the hospital and medical personnel over the death of Dorothy Foster after a blood transfusion.

According to the lawsuit, Foster was given a transfusion of type A blood cells, though she has type B blood. The lawsuit alleges that hospital personnel failed in their duty to exercise due care in several ways: failing to label blood samples accurately, failing to provide safeguards against clerical errors, failing to provide communication between the nursing staff and the blood bank that could have prevented errors, failing to adhere to proper procedure and failing to proofread the patient’s information. According to the lawsuit, these errors caused Foster to be given the wrong type of blood. Foster died the same day she received the transfusion. The lawsuit claims that her two adult children have suffered pecuniary loss.

The defendants are charged with medical professional negligence. The suit is brought as a survival action, alleging that the patient was conscious and experienced pain and suffering prior to death. The lawsuit claims damages of more than the minimum jurisdictional amount, plus attorneys’ fees and costs.

Paul Greenberg is a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. To learn more call 1.877.595.4878 or visit

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