Anesthesia mistakes shouldn’t happen. Let Siegfried and Jensen’s medical malpractice lawyers help you.
Anesthesia mistakes are rare. When administered correctly, anesthesia is both safe and highly effective. On the other hand, when anesthesia errors do happen, they can have harmful, far-reaching effects like brain damage or even death. Improperly administered anesthesia that causes injury or death may warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Common causes of anesthesia errors including: failure to constantly monitor the patient; failure to properly intubate (place a tube in the patient’s throat to allow breathing); failure to recognize complications; communication errors between staff; the use of defective equipment; overdose or underdose of anesthesia; delayed anesthesia delivery; failure to avoid an allergic reaction if it could have reasonably been prevented; failure to guard against drug interactions; failure to instruct the patient not to eat or drink within 24 hours following surgery; and failure to properly administer oxygen during surgery.
You Need An Attorney Who’ll Fight For You and Your Family
Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are about keeping our communities safe.
Regardless of the cause, anesthesia errors are preventable, and victims of anesthesia errors have a right to monetary compensation (a settlement) for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, diminished earning capacity, lost income, and other costs and losses.
But lawsuits that hold healthcare providers accountable for anesthesia errors do more than help the victims and their families — they help make our communities safer by making sure that the medical care we all receive meets minimal quality standards.
Help protect your community. Hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligence.
Finding the Right Utah Medical Malpractice Attorney For You
Count on Siegfried and Jensen’s experienced medical malpractice lawyers to fight for you.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a mistake with anesthesia, you should talk to a medical malpractice attorney immediately. Medical malpractice cases can be very complex, and it takes specialized legal and medical expertise to prove liability on the part of the healthcare provider. In addition, your claim must be filed within a certain period of time after the injury happened. If you wait beyond this “statute of limitations”, you will not be able to file a legal claim.
When you work with our experienced injury attorneys, you can expect the best:
- We’ll answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the entire process.
- We’ll pull together the information needed to build your case, including medical records, insurance policies, expert testimony, etc.
- We’ll make sure that everybody plays by the rules and treats you fairly.
- We’ll help you get what you need to rebuild your life and move forward.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by medical malpractice, contact Siegfried and Jensen today for a free, no pressure consultation or for more information.