Beasley Allen secures verdict for victim given HIV-contaminated blood

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September 11, 2015


On Sept. 2, 2015, a jury found in favor of Plaintiff Howard Midkiff, who received blood from the Defendant, a provider of blood and tissue services, during open heart surgery at Baptist Medical Center on Oct. 18, 2010. More than six months after his surgery, Mr. Midkiff received a call informing him the platelets he received during surgery may have been contaminated with HIV. Tests confirmed he was now HIV-positive, which will require treatment for the rest of his life.

Beasley Allen attorneys who represented Mr. Midkiff and his wife, Dorothy Midkiff, in the case were Principal & Personal Injury Section Head J. Cole Portis, and Principals Mike Andrews, LaBarron Boone, and C. Gibson Vance. The case was filed in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama, case no. 03-cv-2012-900614.00.

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