Haematology

Haematology is the study of blood and blood disorders. Blood testing is commonly used to diagnose conditions however, sometimes results can be misinterpreted and the consequences can leave a last impact on a patient.

Haematology is simply the study of blood and is commonly used in the medical profession to help diagnose conditions relating to blood, blood-forming organs, such as bone marrow and blood related diseases.

Normally, running blood test are and efficient and accurate way to highlight problems, however in some rare cases the results may be misinterpreted or errors taking the blood may occur, causing you to receive incorrect information and diagnosis.

If you have suffered as a result of a haematologist and would like to know if you can make a claim, get in touch with our medical negligence lawyers. They are happy to answer any questions you have.

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Haematology is the study of blood and blood disorders and failure to diagnose or treat such disorders could place you at serious risk and lead to grounds for making a clinical negligence claim.

Common Haematology Tests

Some of the most common blood tests that are carried out are:

Complete blood count which includes:

  • White blood cells
  • Red blood cells
  • Platelet count
  • hematocrit red blood cell volume (HCT)
  • haemoglobin concentration
  • Differential white blood count
  • Red blood cell indices

Platelet Count

To diagnose and/or monitor certain types of bleeding or clotting disorders

Prothrombin time (PT), Partial thromboplastin time (PTT), International normalised ratio (INR) 

To evaluate bleeding and blood clotting disorders and to monitor any anti-clotting treatments

Common issues:

As with most medical procedures, haematology doesn’t come without risks or issues. Some of the most common include:

  • Blood transfusion errors
  • Malignancy
  • Labelling errors
  • Mixing up results
  • Miscommunication of results

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Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.

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