Legal Medicine Evaluation of a Laboratory Error: A Case Repo
A 57-year-old female patient was admitted with a diagnosis of Discopathy that needed an operation. Blood group and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was reserved in the morning of the surgery and then the patient was transferred to the operating room. The patient had a history of diabetes and blood pressure. Under anesthesia, she required blood transfusion. Her blood group was O negative, but no one was aware. After initial cross-match, blood group A was injected. After the operation, the patient was transferred to the ICU with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 8. The consciousness of the patient gradually increased. Necrosis and edema with blisters and severe pain on the injected hand was seen after three to four hours...