Filing Claims of Anesthesia Errors
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Jan 26, 2016 in Medical Malpractice
Undergoing an operation that requires anesthesia means putting your trust in the physicians administering it. Frighteningly, anesthesiologist mistakes can mean a patient receives too much or not enough of the very drugs necessary for their operation to be successful.
Were you or a loved one the victim of an anesthesia error?
If you were awake during surgery, had an adverse reaction to the drugs used on you, or if your loved one died or suffered brain damage from this mistake, you have the right to file a claim for compensation against the negligent party.
Anesthesiologist mistakes can have permanent consequences, and you deserve to be compensated for your suffering. Contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan for your FREE consultation today.
How Do Anesthesia Errors Happen?
Anesthesiologists are required to check the patients medical history before administering the drugs. Even if this is done, a doctor, nurse or anesthesiologist can commit a dosing error, which may result in any of the following scenarios:
- Anesthesia awareness administering too little of the drug so the patient is awake during surgery
- Anesthesia overdose administering too much of the drug
- Communication errors between anesthesiologist and medical staff
- Delayed delivery of anesthesia
- Faulty equipment
- Failure to check allergens in patients medical history
- Failure to instruct patient on procedure
- Failure to intubate timely or problems during intubation
- Failing to monitor patients vital signs and react in a timely manner when required
These mistakes can happen in even the most routine operation. While there are a number of factors that can cause anesthesia problems, if you or a loved one was injured, you deserve to know whether it was preventable. A negligent doctor, nurse or anesthesiologist can be held liable for damages and injuries caused by their unreasonable actions.
Complications from Anesthesia Errors
The consequences of anesthesiologist mistakes can cost a patient dearly. These errors can lead to significant suffering, serious health complications, such as brain damage, or even death.
... errors can lead to significant health complications and even death....
Anesthesia is meant to keep a patient safely unconscious while a surgery is being performed. If too little anesthesia is administered, a patient may become aware of what is happening in the operation room and feel the torturous pain of undergoing surgery without being able to voice that pain. These patients have even reported feeling like they are unable to breathe, or developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the trauma of their experience.
Conversely, if too much anesthesia is used a patient can sustain permanent brain damage, paralysis, or die as a result of the error.
Contacting our Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Anesthesiologist Mistakes
You deserve to be compensated for what you suffered if you or someone you love has been the victim of anesthesiologist mistakes. The medical bills, lost wages, future care needs, lost income or death of your loved one can take a financial and emotional toll on your entire family. You don't have to suffer alone.
Goldberg Finnegan's medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you secure the justice and compensation you are entitled to. Our years of experience coupled with our dedication to our clients means we always fight for the MAXIMUM compensation, and you never pay us unless we win your case.