I'm wondering if one would have legal recourse if it were discovered that they contracted XMRV in a blood transfusion. Part of me thinks that you wouldn't, since XMRV was not screened for at the time and the agencies were in the dark as far as XMRV goes. Therefore, how could they be held responsible? I am sure there is legal precedent set from the HIV era, I just don't know what it is. I was given several transfusions in late 2006 for some serious postpartum complications. It was following these events that I became ill. Dr Klimas recently said that the timing could be just right...of course I haven't been tested and we would have to test the blood I was transfused with, but I'm just wondering if there's anybody who could be held responsible or if it's just crap luck. I know that when you sign a release to get a transfusion it states that there is a risk of contracting an unknown pathogen..at least I think it says that. But with my first set of transfusions I don't know that I signed that release since it was done in an emergency setting. **OOPS...Administrator: can you edit the title to read "Transfusions" - not sure how I misspelled that!