During surgery, an anesthesiologist is responsible for ensuring that patients receive an appropriate amount of anesthesia throughout the operation. They are also responsible for monitoring the patient during the procedure, ensuring that they maintain favorable vital signs. When an anesthesiologist fails to perform these tasks, the results may be catastrophic.
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You have the right to assume that the medical staff performing your surgery will meet a certain level of professionalism. When doctors fail to meet this standard because of negligence, they can be held responsible for any resulting injuries. In other words, anesthesiologists (or other medical staff involved in administering anesthetics) can be held liable if they do not provide the same level of service that would offered by other anesthesiologists in the same situation.
Common types of anesthetic malpractice include:
In many cases, anesthesia errors are not immediately evident—and if these problems are corrected during surgery, you may never notice the difference. When certain health problems occur after surgery, however, a negligent anesthesiologist may be to blame for your suffering.
Because anesthetics affect critical organs and bodily systems, an error stemming from incompetence can be truly costly. Even a small oversight may result in extensive medical bills and permanent or fatal injury. In such cases, you can file a medical malpractice claim to seek justice for the harm you have suffered. Our firm can help you with this process.
Anesthesia errors can cause a wide range of complications:
Anesthesia errors may also lead to psychological suffering, especially as a result of anesthesia awareness. This complication, which can develop on account of an inadequate supply of anesthetics, involves a patient waking up during surgery. Patients then remain in this condition, paralyzed but conscious, for the remainder of the procedure. The distress that results from anesthesia awareness may cause a patient to develop PTSD or other health complications.
Medical malpractice cases are among the most complicated claims. A typical malpractice claim requires extensive evidence, expert testimony, and an attorney who is can navigate the loopholes and jargon native to medical issues. Because these cases are so demanding, it is essential that you retain a lawyer who is up to the task. Stabinski & Funt, P.A. has the legal insight and proven skills needed to develop a successful anesthesia errors claim for your case.
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