Hematology Errors

Through experiences in a few important cases, the trial lawyers at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., have developed an in-depth knowledge of proving negligence in hematology cases. Hematology is the branch of medicine dealing with blood. There are many blood diseases and blood-borne illnesses that must be treated accurately and timely or death may ensue. One such disease is thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).

Bruce Pfaff and Matt Ports obtained a $12.2 million verdict against Advocate Christ Medical Center and a subsidiary of Fresenius, a provider of plasma exchange transfusion services. Doctors reached a diagnosis that their client, a 49-year-old working husband and father of three, had TTP while in the emergency department. The correct treatment, emergency plasma exchange transfusions were ordered. The on-call nurse to do the exchange transfusions took six hours to arrive, even though she was 45 minutes away when she received the call and accepted the case. Our client never was transfused and he died of TTP. The verdict was affirmed on appeal and paid in full.

Bruce Pfaff also achieved a successful, confidential settlement of a case brought under similar circumstances for the family of a man who died of TTP. The correct diagnosis was reached but the hospital never was able to get the plasma thawed in time due to administrative incompetence. The gentleman died while awaiting the plasma exchange transfusions, leaving behind a wife and three children.

Bruce Pfaff tried a unique case involving a hematologist's failure to diagnose that his young female patient had HIV. He obtained a verdict for the young woman who died shortly after the trial.

Contact A Qualified Medical Malpractice Lawyer to Represent You

If you or a loved one has suffered from being wrongly diagnosed, it is important to know that you have legal rights. The compassionate and highly skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., can help you seek a recovery.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., at 872-225-0195 or through our online form.