Settlement Reached Blood Disorder Death Case

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 and medical malpractice 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

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