Negligent Blood Draw Verdict
Kamalahasan v. Providence Health and Services, Multnomah County Case No. 1312-17148
In January of 2012 Plaintiff Kamalahasan was having her blood drawn at a Providence facility. She felt a shooting pain run up her arm when the needle was inserted. She told the phlebotomist about the pain but rather than withdraw the needle; the phlebotomist moved it around to continue the blood draw. Kamalahasan claimed that she suffered a permanent nerve injury as a result. She had to stop working as a pre-school teacher for a year and a half. She sought $27,176.45 for . . .
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