Were You Injured By The Negligence Of An Anesthesiologist?
Controlling pain and consciousness during medical procedures is a critical component of modern care, which is why there is an entire specialty is devoted to it. There are real risks associated with the administration of anesthesia, and most anesthesiologists are diligent in monitoring patients and responding quickly to problems.
Unfortunately, however, this isn’t always the case. When an anesthesiologist is negligent in their delivery of care, patients can suffer severe injuries or even death. If you or someone you love has been harmed by an anesthesia error, you have the right to pursue fair compensation with the help of a medical malpractice attorney. In Fairfax and surrounding areas of Virginia, you can find the help you need by contacting Shevlin Smith, P.C. Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims and their families.
What Can Go Wrong When Anesthesia Is Used
Below are some of the most common anesthesiology problems cited in medical malpractice litigation:
- Giving a patient too much anesthesia, which could result in a range of serious consequences, including seizures, stroke, brain injury and death
- Giving a patient too little anesthesia, which could result in the traumatic experience of “anesthesia awareness” during surgery
- Administering the wrong kind of anesthesia or one that a patient is allergic to, which can happen when an anesthesiologist fails to thoroughly review the patient’s full medical history
- Failure to monitor a patient’s vital signs and side effects during surgery, which causes delays in emergency intervention and could be fatal
- Errors during intubation or extubation, which can cause serious injuries to a patient’s throat or airway
This is not a complete list. No matter what kind of issue you experienced, we may be able to help you seek accountability and compensation.
Experience And Knowledge Make The Difference
Most medical malpractice claims are complex, and attorneys must typically do in-depth research and work with expert medical witnesses to determine what when wrong and to demonstrate that the at-fault provider was negligent. Many attorneys do not have the resources or experience to take on such cases, but we do. Our firm has been a trusted legal resource for injury victims in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., since our founding in 1986.
Let Our Lawyers Explain Your Legal Options In A Free Consultation
Not sure you have a case? We make it easy to learn about your rights and options by offering free initial consultations. To schedule yours, simply reach out online or call our Fairfax office at 703-634-7350.