May 16, 2012
Alabama Man Sues Blood Center After Contracting HIV
An Alabama man is suing LifeSouth Community Blood Centers,
saying he received blood infected with HIV during a coronary bypass surgery,
WSFA reports. The lawsuit alleges that in 2011, LifeSouth notified local
hospitals after discovering it had distributed blood products that tested
positive for HIV. After blood testing the next month, the patient, Howard
Midkiff, tested positive for HIV. The suit claims that LifeSouth negligently
provided blood infected with HIV and failed to implement or use screening,
handling and testing procedures. LifeSouth declined to comment.
To read the WSFA article, click here.
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