Anesthesia Mistakes

Tens of thousands of patients experience anesthesia awareness in hospitals every year. Anesthesia awareness occurs when a patient becomes alert during surgery and is unable to communicate to the medical team that he or she is awake. As a result, he or she may suffer severe pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injuries or, in serious cases, death.

The Toledo anesthetic malpractice attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., have been representing victims of medical malpractice for over 50 years. If you or someone you know suffered from an anesthesiologist's medical mistake, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 419-408-9431 to schedule your free consultation.

Anesthesia mistakes can lead to serious or fatal health complications

Anesthesiologists do not have room for error in their work. Even a small mistake mistake by an anesthesiologist could have serious or fatal consequences for a patient during a medical procedure. For example, anesthesia awareness may occur in 20,000 to 4,000 patients in U.S. hospitals each year, data from the American Society of Anesthesiologists shows.

Anesthesia awareness and other forms of anesthesia malpractice happen due to:

  • Adverse reactions to medications
  • Failure to monitor the patient's ABCs (airway, breathing, circulation)
  • Inadequate dosage
  • Lack of training
  • Machine misuse
  • Unfamiliarity with the procedure

You could be entitled to compensation if you received substandard medical care

Your medical providers, including your anesthesiologist, have a duty to make sure you are given proper care during surgery. If you are injured by an anesthesia mistake, you may have a right to compensation.

We are available 24/7/365. If you have a potential medical malpractice claim, call us today at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out our no-obligation online contact form. When you contact us, ask about our no fee promise.

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