Transfusion mismatch causes patient’s death, panel fines hospital Rs 20L | India News
The order, issued by a two-member bench consisting of Justice R K Agarwal and member Dr S M Kantikar, focused on the hospital’s responsibility while treating a patient. The victim in this case was 28-year-old Sajeen. She and her husband, A K Nazeer, were undergoing infertility treatment at Samad Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. She allegedly died due to complications caused by mismatch in blood transfusion.
Sajeena was diagnosed with a fibroid uterus and underwent laparoscopic surgery. Following the surgery, Dr Sathi M Pillai of the hospital requested a blood transfusion, following which she developed blood transfusion reactions and complications. It was alleged that the complications were caused by a mismatch of blood type – the victim was given B+ blood instead of O+ blood. She succumbed to her infections.