Morris County, New Jersey Anesthesia Errors Lawyer
Anesthesia errors are, unfortunately, not uncommon, but when they happen, they often entail lasting, sometimes permanent repercussions. If you or a loved one has been harmed by an anesthesiologist, our Morris County, New Jersey anesthesia errors lawyer is here to help. Contact Macri Law today.
Anesthesia Errors Can Have Devastating Impacts | Our Morris County, New Jersey Lawyer Can Help
Even though they are complex and require expert representation, cases involving the negligent use of anesthesia account for a massive portion of successful malpractice actions across the United States, because of the dire consequences negligent anesthetization has for patients.
According to Dr. Robert D. Dripps, MD, Dr. James E. Eckenhoff, MD, and Dr. Leroy D. Vandam, MD, three of the foremost experts in the field of anesthesia, “in a recent study of 104 cases drawn at random from an insurance company’s files, 26 cases involved cardiac arrest during anesthesia or immediately after anesthesia; the anesthetic care afforded was unacceptable in all 26, and that group accounted for 99 per cent of the total cost of the settlements and judgments rendered in the 104 cases . . . In such cases, physicians should be willing to testify on behalf of a plaintiff.” Introduction to Anesthesia: The Principles of Safe Practice (Ninth Edition).
If you or a loved one has been injured while receiving anesthesia, it is critical that you speak with an experienced Morris County, New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer with the expertise to fight for you and to see your potential case through to the just recovery you may be able to obtain.
Common Types of Anesthesia Errors
Unfortunately, there are various ways in which a physician can harm a patient when administering anesthesia. Just some of the most common anesthesia errors our firm has seen in the past are as follows:
- Administering an improper dosage of anesthesia
- Failure to monitor patients after administering anesthesia
- Failure to check a patient’s medical history to determine whether the use of anesthesia is safe
- Delayed delivery of anesthesia
- Prolonged sedation
- Failing to recognize adverse reactions to the anesthesia
- Administering the wrong type of anesthesia
Unfortunately, all of these errors can lead to very serious injuries, including strokes, heart attacks, brain damage, or even death.
Determining Whether You Have a Valid Claim
To win a medical malpractice claim against an anesthesiologist, you will have to prove several things. They are as follows:
- The anesthesiologist owed you or your loved one a duty of care.
- The anesthesiologist diverted from or fell below the standard of care by acting in a way a reasonable physician would not.
- The anesthesiologist’s actions harmed you or your loved one.
- You or your loved one sustained damages as a result.
As long as we can prove all the aforementioned, you should have a valid medical malpractice claim against the anesthesiologist.
Contact Our Anesthesia Errors Lawyer Today
Anesthesia errors can permanently affect a person, and if you or a loved one are a victim of one, Macri Law is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced, compassionate, and dedicated legal team.