Anesthesia is one of the great advances in modern medicine. However, when an anesthesiologist makes a mistake, the consequences for the patient can be dire. Brain damage, stroke, and death are all too frequent when an anesthesiologist is negligent in administering drugs or monitoring the patient. At the Guirl Law Firm, we provide capable and aggressive representation for victims of this type of medical malpractice. Since 1991, we have fought for the rights of injured patients, and we are ready to pursue the maximum damage award possible for your anesthesia injury.
Anesthesia is the use of drugs in various forms to produce a loss of sensation in a patient, with or without unconsciousness. Anesthesia can be local, as with a Novocaine injection in the dentist’s office, regional, as with an epidural, or general, as with most surgical procedures. Anesthesiologists must deliver the appropriate dose, guard against interactions with other drugs, and take other basic safeguards for a patient’s safety. For example, an anesthesiologist must warn a patient not to eat or drink prior to surgery, because anesthesia can cause vomiting, causing a risk of choking or aspiration.
Other common anesthesia errors include:
Defective medical devices can also play a role in causing harm to an anesthesia patient.
The consequences of an anesthesia error can be severe for a patient. These include:
Serious injuries deserve full and fair compensation, especially when the harm is irreversible. Unfortunately, medical malpractice claims can be extremely difficult to prove. You should only trust your case to an experienced attorney with a track record of success. In personal injury and wrongful death actions, our firm fights for the maximum damage award possible under the facts of the case.
Our medical malpractice attorney is ready to help you recover damages for harm caused by a negligent anesthesiologist or facility. For the advice you need, and positive results in your malpractice case, call the Guirl Law Firm any time, 24 hours a day, at 314-399-8051 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.