Settlement Reached Blood Disorder Death Case

  • (11/11/05): After extensive pre-trial discovery and a day long mediation in Nashville, Tennessee, attorney David Randolph Smith announced a confidential settlement of a wrongful death case that involved a physician’s treatment of a patient with a rare blood coagulation disorder– Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia
  • The patient had undergone a minor surgical procedure but suffered massive bleeding and death as a result of an inability to form blood clots.
  • The allegations of negligence centered on the physician’s failure to administer platelets prior to and after the procedure and a failure to notify subsequent physicians (to whom the patient was transferred) that the patient had the rare inherited clotting disorder.
  • For more information on Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia: National Library of Medicine