Running head: DOE V. AMERICAN RED CROSSDoe V. American Red CrossNameInstitution1DOE V. AMERICAN RED CROSS2Doe V. American Red CrossThe case study is about Doe V. American Red Cross in 1989. Jane Doe was the plaintiffin the case while the American Red Cross was the defendant. The incident happened in at theLexington County Hospital in the South Carolina Region and was handled by the Supreme Courtof South Carolina (Doe v. AMER. RED CROSS BLOOD SERVS). The claim was about thecompensation of the harms caused by the defendant to the plaintiff. Also, it portrayedprofessional negligence with regards to negligent assembling, handling and supplying ofallegedly contaminated blood.On January 9th, 1985, Jane Doe, the plaintiff undertook a gallbladder and spleen surgeryat Lexington County Hospital. She was in need of blood which she received during her surgery.During the operation, she was given a component of blood for transfusion which containedHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes the deadly Acquired Immune DeficiencySyndrome (AIDs) which led to her developing complications on her treatment (Doe v. AMER.RED CROSS BLOOD SERVS). Receiving the contaminated blood also meant that it wouldinterfere with her recovery or even lead to her body developing more illnesses as a consequence.On January 4th, 1985, the American Red Cross as the defendant had gotten the contaminatedblood from a volunteer donor. It was noted, according to the American Red Cross, tha ...
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