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Undergoing anesthesia is something that many people experience during their lifetime, whether during a routine dental procedure, a planned surgery, or an emergency and life-saving operation. And while anesthesia is one of the health care industry’s greatest innovations, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Errors in anesthesia use can lead to severe and sometimes fatal injuries.
If you were injured or lost a family member due to an anesthesia error, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a medical malpractice claim. Palmer Law Group can assess your case and advise you of your rights and options.
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There’s a reason that anesthesiologists are required to successfully complete extensive education and training – even the smallest error in anesthesia administration can prove disastrous, resulting in extreme injury or even death.
Unfortunately, many patients suffer as a result of anesthesia errors, leaving them with life-altering issues. In these cases, an anesthesia malpractice case can be a critical step in obtaining proper compensation for medical expenses, unemployment, decreased quality of life, and more. But suing doctors is not easy; without effective legal guidance, you may end up with a low-ball insurance settlement or with nothing at all.
Palmer Law Group will:
Contact us today to learn what a Topeka anesthesia injury lawyer from our firm can do for you.
According to scientific study, about 65 percent of anesthesiologist mistakes occur during a surgical procedure. Because anesthesiologists are responsible not only for determining dosage and administering medication but also for ensuring proper care after anesthesia, there are various opportunities at which errors can be made.
The most common types of mistakes made by anesthesiologists include:
We will investigate how and why your anesthesia injury happened and pursue maximum damages.
When we handle your case, we will pursue maximum compensation that fairly pays you for all of your economic and non-economic damages. You may be able to get payment for:
Once we understand all the facts of your case, our Topeka anesthesia injury attorney will counsel you about the specific damages to seek and the potential value of your claim.
It can feel very intimidating to take on the medical establishment in a lawsuit. You probably have many questions about the process. Following are answers to some of the most common questions we get.
What Kind of Injuries from Anesthesia Errors Lead to Lawsuits?
Anesthesia errors can result in respiratory failure, heart attack, stroke, brain damage and other serious injuries and complications, as well as death. In some cases, patients may experience anesthesia awareness, which is when the administration of too little anesthesia (or delayed anesthesia) causes the patient to wake up or feel pain during surgery. This terrifying event can cause long-term emotional and psychological damage, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. These types of injuries and others can lead to malpractice lawsuits.
How Do You Prove Anesthesia Malpractice?
To prove anesthesia malpractice, we must show that the anesthesiologist was negligent. This means that they acted outside the accepted standard of medical care. Some of the ways we will work to prove negligence include investigating the doctor’s background for past errors, speaking with eyewitnesses, and engaging medical experts to review your case. Depending upon the type of error that led to your injuries, we may request that the anesthesia equipment be examined for malfunctions. If equipment failed, the manufacturer may be held liable, as could the party responsible for its maintenance.
Can I Get Compensation If My Loved One Died from an Anesthesia Error?
If there is evidence that an anesthesia error led to your loved one’s death, you may be able to get compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Spouses, parents, children and other eligible heirs of deceased parties can file. Damages you and other eligible heirs could potentially receive include payment for funeral and burial expenses, medical costs, lost income, loss of companionship and support and more.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Malpractice?
There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing malpractice lawsuits in Kansas for injury or wrongful death. The clock begins running on the date of the surgery or other procedure that resulted in your injury or when you discovered you were injured. For wrongful death, it begins on the date of death. There are some exceptions, so you should speak with an attorney for specific deadlines in your case.
To get answers pertaining to your case, reach out to our law firm to speak directly with an anesthesia injury attorney.
Do you believe that you were injured or a family member died as a result of anesthesia malpractice? As experienced medical malpractice lawyers, we have a strong track record of success in obtaining justice in even the most complex cases. If the evidence shows that you were injured due to a doctor’s negligent error, our anesthesia injury lawyers in Topeka, KS, will aggressively advocate for your right to compensation.
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