Anesthesia Malpractice Attorney
Patient safety is of paramount importance when conducting medical procedures that require anesthesia. When anesthesia errors occur before, during, and after operations, however, the consequences can be devastating and life-altering.
Anesthesia malpractice refers to instances in which an anesthesiologist or other healthcare provider fails to uphold the expected standard of care during the administration or management of anesthesia. Anesthesiology is a complex science, and incidents of malpractice can take many forms in anesthesia administration. Improper dosage, failure to monitor vital signs, inadequate preoperative assessment, or failure to identify and address complications during or after the procedure can all result in devastating consequences for patients and their families.
Anesthesia Errors Can Cause Catastrophic Harm
In many ways, anesthesia errors are even more dangerous than surgical errors, as they have a much higher chance of causing permanent brain damage, disability, or even death. The potential for serious injuries resulting from anesthesia malpractice is a stark reality. Common anesthesia errors include:
- Anesthesia Awareness: In rare cases, patients may wake up during surgery due to insufficient anesthesia. This can cause extreme distress and trauma for the patient.
- Medication Errors: Administering the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage can result in allergic reactions, adverse drug interactions, or other severe complications.
- Oxygen Deprivation: Improper monitoring or negligence during anesthesia administration can lead to oxygen deprivation, potentially causing brain damage, coma, or death.
- Nerve Damage: Improper positioning or excessive pressure on nerves can cause long-term or permanent nerve damage, leading to chronic pain, paralysis, or loss of function.
- Aspiration Pneumonia: If a patient regurgitates or inhales stomach contents while under anesthesia, this can lead to aspiration pneumonia, a serious, potentially life-threatening condition.
- Cardiac Arrest or Stroke: Anesthesia errors can contribute to cardiac arrest or stroke, particularly in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions or those at higher risk.
The consequences of improper anesthesia practices can range from frustrating to frighteningly severe, from nausea and vomiting to anaphylactic shock (a severe allergic reaction) to breathing problems to permanent brain injury due to lack of oxygen.
Anesthesia malpractice cases are complex and require a thorough understanding of medical procedures, protocols, and standards of care related to anesthesia administration. It is critical to have legal representation by your side to navigate the intricacies of these cases and hold the responsible parties accountable.
How an Anesthesia Malpractice Attorney Can Help You
When we take on your case, our team of medical malpractice attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation. We will meticulously review your medical records, consult with medical experts, and gather all relevant evidence to build a strong foundation for your claim. By doing so, we intend to identify any instances of negligence or deviations from the standard of care, which are crucial elements in proving liability.
Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys have an extensive track record of success in securing favorable outcomes for their clients through trial litigation. Unlike some law firms that may primarily focus on settling cases out of court, Giroux Pappas attorneys have a reputation for our willingness and ability to go to trial when it is in the best interest of our clients. We have won millions of dollars for clients all over the country.
Seeking Justice for Victims of Anesthesia Malpractice
Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys is committed to helping victims of anesthesia malpractice seek justice and fair compensation. Our experienced team of attorneys will guide you through the entire legal process and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. Contact Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys today at 248-270-2340 or online for a free consultation.