Orlando Anesthesia Errors Attorneys
With surgery and other medical procedures, the potential risks associated with anesthesia are always present. Patients are informed of these risks and understand the potential for harm. Unfortunately, however, there is also the risk of anesthesia errors and the serious complications and conditions they can cause.
If you or a family member has been the victim of an anesthesia error, you may be able to hold the responsible health care provider accountable for their error. You may also be entitled to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering. However, it is important to get legal assistance as soon as possible.
A medical malpractice attorney with successful experience handling anesthesia error cases can help you hold the responsible party accountable and help you obtain the full compensation you deserve. At Bailey Fisher, we focus exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice. Because of our concentration in this area, we have gained extensive experience, knowledge, and skill in seeking and attaining justice for those wronged by the negligence of others.
Many types of problems can occur during surgery and other medical procedures because of anesthesia errors. Some of the more serious problems occur in cases involving:
- Negligent Pre-operative Instructions. Once you have been scheduled to have an anesthetic, you should be instructed on what you can and cannot do prior to receiving it. For example, in most cases, if you are having a general anesthetic, you cannot eat or drink for up to twelve hours beforehand. If your medical team fails to provide you with that information and you eat prior to surgery, you could suffer from aspiration during the procedure that could cause anoxia or asphyxia.
- The Incorrect Amount of Anesthesia. In some cases, you may not be given the proper amount of anesthesia. Too much could result in long-term problems due to suppression of your breathing. Too little could mean you feel pain during the procedure.
- Allergic Reactions. An allergic reaction can occur when your medical staff fails to consider possible allergies to ingredients in an anesthetic. Allergic reactions can be deadly or can cause life-altering problems, including brain damage due to a suppression of blood flow during surgery or other procedures.
- Negligent Monitoring. Your medical team is responsible for monitoring you carefully during and after a surgical procedure. Allowing a patient to remain sedated for too long can cause organ failure, brain damage, and other serious health problems. Failure to properly monitor your vital signs could also result in serious health issues.
Get Help from an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one were injured because of any type of anesthesia error, a medical malpractice attorney can help you hold the negligent health care providers accountable for their error. You may well be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering.
At Bailey Fisher, our first concern is for your well-being. We care about your health and quality of life and want to help you receive the best care possible. We take the time to listen to your concerns, make sure you understand the process involved in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, and are committed helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Please don’t hesitate to call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form. One of our experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorneys will evaluate your case for free and advise you on how to proceed.