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Ohio and Kentucky Lawyers for Anesthesia Mistakes
Anesthesia is a necessary element for most surgical procedures. Unfortunately, there are always risks associated with general anesthesia. Anesthesia mistakes can and sometimes do occur, commonly leading to permanent injuries, brain damage, or even death. An anesthesia mistake can also lead to low blood pressure or insufficient blood flow. This is a dangerous combination that can leave a patient disabled or fatally injured.
Even the most experienced medical professional can make a mistake that results in a patient’s injury. If you or your family member has been injured by an anesthesia mistake, contact TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm today. The experienced attorneys at TLF can represent you in your legal claim and work to recover maximum compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries. Call us today at 800-698-4054 to schedule a free consultation.
An anesthesia error is a type of medical malpractice that has serious consequences. Anesthesia overdose and other anesthesia-related mistakes can lead to serious injuries or death. Medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients, but medical errors happen all the time. Accidents can be caused when the anesthesiologist or other medical professional fails to properly monitor their patient. Accidents can also occur when professionals are distracted during a medical procedure.
The Cincinnati and Covington medical malpractice attorneys at TLF have years of experience investigating medical injuries like these. As a result, our skilled attorneys can handle even the most complex lawsuits related to anesthesia errors and injuries. No matter what happened in your case, our medical negligence attorneys will properly investigate your claim and get to the bottom of what happened and who is responsible. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to determine if you have a medical malpractice claim.
Types of Anesthesia Errors
General anesthesia is used to prevent patients from waking up during many surgeries and other medical procedures. Like other medical professionals, anesthesiologists must undergo years of schooling and special training. One wrong move can lead to serious injuries like permanent brain damage and even death.
Some of the more common anesthesia errors are often preventable with proper care. These errors include things like:
- Administering too much anesthesia
- Administering too little anesthesia
- Failure to check patient’s medical history for known allergies
- Failure to diagnose low blood pressure
- Failure to monitor heart rhythm
- Failure to monitor level of consciousness
- Failure to maintain oxygen saturation
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Failure to maintain ventilation
- Improper hydration
- Adverse reactions between anesthesia and other medication
All of these errors are preventable with proper monitoring and trained medical staff. If any of these preventable mistakes occur, the victim and/or their family may have a valid medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent parties. However, surgical errors like these can be difficult to litigate, especially since the patient is usually not aware of the mistake when it happened. If you believe you were injured during surgery, whether due to improper administration of anesthesia or any other medical mistake, contact the Covington anesthesia error attorneys at TLF today. Our attorneys can guide you through the legal process of filing a lawsuit against the liable party.
What are Common Injuries Caused by Anesthesia Errors?
Anesthesia-related injuries are often the result of anesthesia medication decreasing blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Decreased oxygen to the brain can cause serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, and even wrongful death. Organ damage, birth injuries and birth defects are all injuries that can be caused by anesthesia mistakes, all of which can lead to permanent injuries and lifelong complications.
In many cases, patients who are not given enough anesthesia can wake up during surgery. This can be a traumatic and horrifying experience. When providers fail to check information with the patient prior to surgery, allergies and drug interactions may also be missed. This negligence can lead to a life-altering mistake that can cost someone their life. As most of these injuries can be prevented with proper training and appropriate medical care from the anesthesiologist, our medical malpractice attorneys at TLF work to hold the responsible party legally liable.
What Damages are Recoverable for Anesthesia Mistakes?
After a surgical procedure, your body needs time to heal. If you undergo surgery and don’t have a responsible and vigilant medical team, surgical errors can result and leave you seriously injured. There are both economic and non-economic damages that you can recover if you were injured due to surgical malpractice. At TLF, we fight for damages such as:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Wrongful death
- And more
If you have been injured due to the negligence of an anesthesiologist or another medical professional’s negligence, they should be the ones to pay for their mistake, not you. The competent and capable attorneys at TLF are ready to help you and answer any medical malpractice questions you may have.
Why You Need an Attorney for Your Anesthesia Malpractice Case
No matter what your injury, if you were harmed due to the negligence of a medical professional, the Ohio and Kentucky-based medical negligence attorneys at TLF can help. We routinely represent injured victims and their families and work tirelessly to identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable, all while fighting for fair compensation on the victim’s behalf so they can focus all their energy on recovering. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in anesthesia mistake cases, and when a patient was injured by an anesthesia-related mistake, we know what it takes to hold the appropriate parties accountable for their actions or inactions.
For more information on how TLF can help you, contact our Cincinnati anesthesia error lawyers for a free consultation. At the initial private consultation, our attorneys will go over the details of your case and explain to you what the legal process will look like going forward. If we determine you can pursue a case against a negligent medical professional, our skilled medical injury lawyers will collect evidence, go over your medical records, and consult with expert witnesses to make sure they pay for your injuries.
What is the Statute of Limitations for an Anesthesia Error?
At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, we represent patients from both Ohio and Kentucky. This means our experienced attorneys are knowledgeable about medical malpractice laws in each state. Kentucky and Ohio both have a statute of limitations of one year for medical malpractice cases. This means that you and your family have one year from the date of the accident to file a claim for financial damages after anesthesia malpractice. It’s important to act quickly if you think you have been injured due to an anesthesia error. Contact TLF to get started on your case and establish a formal attorney-client relationship; the sooner we can start, the sooner you can financially recover from this injury.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Anesthesia Errors
If you or a loved one was injured due to an anesthesia-related mistake, contact the Covington and Cincinnati anesthesia attorneys at TLF as soon as possible. We are prepared to fight aggressively against doctors, hospitals, medical institutions, and insurance companies so you can focus on healing. Let us take the burden of the fight from you so you can recover.
TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront costs or attorneys fees for our services; we don’t get paid unless you do. Our skilled attorneys have decades of experience representing injured clients all over Kentucky and Ohio in anesthesia-related cases and other similar practice areas. Call us at 800-698-4054 or contact us online today at either our local office in Covington, Kentucky or Cincinnati, Ohio.
You Pay No Fees Unless We Win!
We are happy to offer a free consultation to evaluate your case. If you hire us as your legal counsel, we will represent you on a contingency-fee basis. You will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover financial damages.