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Calgary Health Region Staff Blamed in Death of Child

Posted in: Updates // Written on behalf of Cuming & Gillespie
May 21, 2015

Calgary Health Region staff provided a young leukemia patient with the wrong blood type during nearly two months of transfusions, a wrongful death lawsuit claims.The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the survivors of nine-year-old Seemeen Dhanani, says the treatment error caused or contributed to the young girl’s death two years ago.The claim, a copy of which was obtained yesterday by the Sun, said Seemeen was given a series of transfusions following an Aug. 23, 2006, stem-cell transplant.The procedure at Alberta Children’s Hospital used a blood type A+ graft, while Seemeen’s blood type was B+, the claim, filed Wednesday by lawyers Gavin Price and Craig Gillespie, says.”The differing blood type of the graft, compared to Seemeen’s blood type … was an expected part of the stem-cell transplant procedure and ought to have been manageable,” the lawsuit states…Read the full article from the Calgary Sun herehttp://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2008/10/17/7116421-sun.html

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