Cleveland Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers
Representing Victims of Anesthesia Mistakes
Anesthesia is common in surgical procedures today. When a patient undergoes surgery, they are usually “put under.” Anesthesia is typically used to ensure the patient is unconscious during surgery. In some cases, the anesthesia may only put the patient into a semi-conscious state. Drugs, medications, and/or gasses are all effective. An anesthesiologist is responsible for administering anesthesia. They are also in charge of keeping the patient sedated during surgery. In addition, they will monitor vital signs and ensure everything is going smoothly.
However, things don’t always work as intended. All too often, a patient faces injuries due to improper delivery of anesthesia. When the anesthesiologist makes a mistake that causes an injury, it is likely a case of anesthesia malpractice.
Common Anesthesia Malpractice Injuries
Generally, anesthesia is a safe and effective way to block pain during surgery. However, anesthesia errors can occur. And oftentimes they result in serious medical complications or even death. Some of the common injuries that can occur as a result of anesthesia malpractice include:
- Birth Defects
- Heart Attack
- Brain Damage
- Memory Loss
- Spinal Injury
- Loss of Body Function
Some common reasons that patients have complications from anesthesia include:
- The Anesthesiologist Doesn’t Review the Patient’s Medical History
- Intubation Errors
- Anesthesia Dosage Errors
- Failure to Monitor Vital Signs
- Allergic Reactions to Anesthetic
- Prolonged Sedation
- Defective Equipment
Is This a Case of Anesthesia Malpractice?
Determining whether you’re facing a case of malpractice or not is difficult. Ultimately, an anesthesia malpractice lawyer will need to review your case. It is essential that they are able to show negligence on behalf of the medical professional. For this reason, it’s important to talk with an attorney quickly after the injury occurs. It will help with the investigative process.
Cases of anesthesia malpractice are serious examples of medical malpractice. If you are the victim of such a case, you are likely entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical Bills
- Future Medical Bills
- Permanent Disability
- Loss of Wages
- Diminished Capacity to Earn Future Wages
- Long Term Care
Contact Our Cleveland Anesthesia Malpractice Attorneys
Anesthesia malpractice typically occurs during surgery. After the anesthesiologist sedates the patient, various issues may arise. Therefore, you may be unsure if the complications you or a loved one suffered are the result of medical negligence related to anesthesia.
Tittle & Perlmuter’s experienced anesthesia malpractice lawyers are here for you. They will help you navigate the complex issues involved with these types of cases. Call our Cleveland office at (216) 308-1522 for a free medical consultation. Or fill out our online contact form if you prefer.
We understand that medical negligence can cause financial and emotional hardship for families. The situation is often very stressful. We are a “client-focused” firm. We are happy to arrange evening and weekend appointments to fit your schedule and lessen the stress. And if you’re not mobile, we’re more than willing to come to you!