Anesthesia Errors Can Result In Injury Or Death

Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists provide necessary medical services in preop procedures and during surgery. These duties include more than just providing medication and anesthesia to patients during the procedure. These medical professionals must stay alert to ensure the patient is not receiving an overdose and the patient's vital signs are stable throughout surgery.

While most procedures may run smoothly, human error based upon misjudgment, distraction, inattention or poor training can lead to an anesthesia error. Patients may quickly suffer brain damage, heart failure, coma, other serious complications, and even death due to anesthesia errors.

Aggressive Representation To Hold Medical Professional Accountable

The trial attorneys at Ward & Glass, L.L.P., in Norman take anesthesiologist negligence seriously. We will aggressively fight for your full and fair compensation for lost wages, additional medical treatment, and pain and suffering. Families often have many questions about what went wrong in the operating room. We are skilled in investigating the facts.

Our experience handling medical malpractice cases provides us with insight in how to uncover facts in a tightly-knit profession. We work with medical experts to provide evidence of the standard of care that should have been met. Our goal is to obtain justice for victims and to maximize compensation, whether through tactful and strategic settlement or verdict after trial.

Anesthesia errors come in a variety of forms such as:

  • Improper intubation
  • Delays in the administration of anesthesia
  • Anesthesia overdoses, which can lead to heart failure or respiratory failure
  • Inadequate doses, causing the patient to feel pain or lose strength
  • Medication errors due to improper drug interactions
  • Failure to recognize known allergies to medications
  • Failure to properly monitor the patient's vital signs and brain activity
  • Mistakes in caring for patients in distress

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We are known for getting results in tough cases. To schedule a free consultation to learn how we can aggressively represent you, call 405-253-4031 or reach us online. Our trial lawyers represent victims of medical negligence in the Oklahoma City area and throughout the state.