Anesthesia is usually administered to patients undergoing surgery or other painful medical procedures. Calculating the type and amount of spinal general anesthesia to use is challenging even for the most experienced anesthetist or anesthesiologist. The consequences of a mistake in dosage or type of anesthesia can be very severe, causing permanent disability, loss of function, and death.
If you or a family member has been injured because of an anesthesia error, you need to speak with skilled surgical injury lawyers with experience handling anesthesia error cases. You may be able to receive a financial award for your injuries. Contact the anesthesia error lawyers at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. to learn how we can help you after an anesthesia mistake.
Types of Anesthesia Errors
Our anesthesia error lawyers help those who have suffered cardiac arrest, brain injury, allergic reactions, paralysis, drug interactions, stroke, heart attack, coma, and the death of a family member. We have encountered patients who were not properly instructed about eating and drinking prior to receiving anesthesia, and suffered serious anesthesia side effects as a result. We have observed that elderly people, who frequently take many different medications, are not always informed or questioned about their medications, leaving them open to drug interactions. Many of the errors listed here produce some reduction of oxygen to the brain, and can lead to permanent brain damage or death.
Costs of Anesthesia Complications
People suffering from the consequences of anesthesia mistakes often require lifetime care and support. Individuals with paralysis, brain damage, stroke, and other serious personal injuries may never fully recover. Even patients with moderate anesthesia reaction require extensive recovery time. A lengthy recovery period frequently leads to reduced work hours and income. Most patients require ongoing physical and mental therapy. Living with the consequences of an anesthesia error is expensive. You deserve compensation for the additional costs of therapy, medical treatment, medical equipment, and prolonged hospital stays.
If the anesthesia or surgical error has lead to a wrongful death, families face funeral costs, reduced income, loss of companionship and support, pain and suffering, and other expenses caused by the absence of the loved one.
If you have experienced the death of a family member because of an anesthesia error, contact the anesthesia error lawyers at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. During your free initial consultation, we will discuss your case and determine how we can help you begin to recover from your loss.
Contact our Anesthesia Complication Lawyers
At the law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., we rely on our extensive network of medical specialists to help analyze and evaluate anesthesia error cases. Because we can call upon exactly the right specialist, we are able to provide potential clients with a quick analysis of their anesthesia error case. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney. Call us at 816-421-6868. We charge no fee until we recover compensation for your injuries.