This can result in mental stress, which is not due. In Johnson v. the United States, a service member brought an action against the state that she was wrongly advised to be infected with HIV/AIDS when she had donated blood to a public blood drive by the army physicians, which made her procure an abortion. The United States barred the action under the Feres Doctrine, but it was held by the district court that the blood donation was not incident to service and thus the doctrine did not hold. Mental stress can also result from a patient being transfused with wrong blood from the one he/she wills to be transfused. In Bordelon v. St.Francis Cabrini Hospital, the plaintiff Bordelon gave her own blood to be transfused if a need arose during her surgery but the hospital provided a donor blood during a transfusion.The plaintiff filed a case but the hospital also filed a counter case and the Ninth Judicial District Court dismissed the case. However, on appeal by the plaintiff, the court of appeal found that there existed a course of action for mental distress because indeed HIV can be transmitted through body fluids like blood. Negligence can also result in a person contracting HIV/AIDS due to use of unsterilized objects. . Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration.
Works CitedLashley, R., and Jerry D. The Person with HIV/AIDS: Nursing Perspectives. New York: Springer Pub, 2010. Print.
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