The use of anesthesia has become so routine in hospitals and other settings that many people do not realize the dangers associated with it. When not administered properly by qualified professionals, anesthesia can cause serious injuries to patients.
At the law firm of DeLuca & Weizenbaum in Providence, our experienced Rhode Island anesthesia error lawyers pursue malpractice claims on behalf of patients and their families. To schedule a free consultation with a dedicated attorney, contact us today.
Did Your Doctor Properly Monitor Your Condition?
An anesthesiologist or other doctor who administers anesthesia to you is essentially taking over your basic bodily functions. That gives him or her a strong legal responsibility to avoid any of the complications that can arise from the use of these powerful drugs.
Once you have been placed under anesthesia, your doctor needs to carefully monitor your breathing, heart rate, temperature, electrical activity and other vital signs.
A failure to monitor or respond to warning signs could result in serious consequences such as brain damage, paralysis, loss of function in a limb or organ, and even death.
In addition to failure to monitor vital signs, other common anesthesia errors include the use of too much or too little medication, failure to position the patient properly, and failure to properly manage the patient's withdrawal from the anesthesia.
Who Is Responsible for Your Injuries?
Our attorneys are experienced at holding hospitals and doctors accountable for anesthesia errors, documenting the causes of our clients' injuries with the help of cutting-edge technology and credible expert witnesses. We are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
If you've been harmed or lost a loved one due to an anesthesia error, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss whether you have a malpractice claim. We will not charge you any fees unless we help you obtain compensation.