City Hospitals Agency Settles Suit Over Botched Blood Transfusion

Publication:The New York Times
Author:Katherine E. Finkelstein
Attorney(s):Judith A. Livingston
Practice Area(s):General Negligence / Medical Malpractice / Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
Summary:The family of Ira Medjuck, aged 30 at the time of his death, received a settlement totaling $3.875 million because a hospital made a fatal mistake and gave him the wrong type of blood. Judith Livingston represented the family.

Mr. Medjuck, a paramedic, had a head-on collision while driving on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn on July 20, 1995. He went to the hospital in stable condition and had emergency surgery. During the surgery he was given two units of A-positive blood. Mr. Medjuck's blood type was O-positive. He died three weeks later.
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