Anesthesia malpractice is a form of medical malpractice that may be committed by a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other healthcare staff who administer anesthesia drugs. These errors can lead to various health problems for patients, ranging from temporary symptoms to life-threatening conditions such as comas or, in the worst cases, can cause death. While Michigan Injury Lawyers cannot prevent the adverse consequences you may experience after a medical error of this kind, we can fiercely protect your legal rights in such an injury. We provide a skilled and tenacious voice in your quest for the compensation you need and deserve through a medical malpractice insurance claim or lawsuit. No matter how complex your situation may seem, we offer experienced legal representation designed to help you obtain full compensation for the injuries and losses you’ve sustained.
Various types of anesthesia drugs exist which are used in medical practice, from those designed to induce general anesthesia as for surgeries to spinal epidurals and drugs inducing local anesthesia or dissociative anesthesia, such as for plastic surgery. Many types of errors can occur in the administration of such drugs. These errors can include mistakes or negligence by the practitioner, clinic, or hospital involved as well as medical equipment failure or defect.
Common mistakes include administering the wrong drug, using an incorrect delivery path for the drug, such as an IV when the drug is to be administered orally, giving a patient too little or too much of an anesthetic, failing to integrate proper drug usage with a patient’s unique medical history, giving an anesthetic to a patient who is allergic to it, or failing to properly monitor an anesthetized patient or respond to his or her sudden medical needs.
These kinds of mistakes can result in damage to organs, lack of proper oxygen supply, birth defects, cardiovascular problems, seizures, hyperthermia, and other complications which cause temporary or permanent disability. Patients who are harmed by such errors may require further medical treatment or therapies to correct the damage they’ve sustained, lose vital income due to a resulting inability to work, and endure needless pain and suffering. These losses can all be legally addressed through a comprehensive medical malpractice claim.
Skilled Representation for Anesthesia Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases are notoriously complex matters due to the need to establish and prove liability against the negligent party. These parties and their insurance carriers may put up a strong case in their own defense. Such cases require the services of a law firm that focuses its practice in this field, and has the resources and skills to engage in difficult courtroom litigation. If you have been harmed due to the incompetence or negligence of another in this way, you will want an attorney who will aggressively seek the best legal result on your behalf.
At Michigan Injury Lawyers, our experienced legal team will conduct an exhaustive investigation in your malpractice case so as to build the most compelling claim. Our goal is to help you win the compensation you deserve so that you can restore your life and move forward. Contact us for a free case evaluation – you have nothing to lose.