Was Your Surgical Injury Caused By An Anesthesia Error?
Each of us has the opportunity at some point in our lives to need some form of anesthesiology to deaden pain during a procedure. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury during a procedure, you may be entitled to compensation if your injury was caused by negligence or incompetence of the anesthesiologist.
Whether you need a local anesthetic to locally numb a specific part of your body or general anesthesia to put you under, if anesthesia is not properly administered, devastating consequences can result.
At the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, we protect the victims of medical malpractice in Eugene, Oregon. When the anesthetists you trust have let you down, we will protect your rights and work to ensure that you have the financial and medical support you need in the aftermath of an anesthesia error.
Anesthesia Malpractice Comes In Many Forms
The following are all examples of anesthesia malpractice:
- Oversedation (giving you too high a dose of an anesthetic)
- Administering the wrong anesthetic, such as the one you are known to be allergic to
- Failing to monitor you for an allergic reaction
- Causing nerve damage when administering anesthesia (such as administering a local anesthetic too close to the spinal cord during back surgery or improperly inserting an epidural during childbirth)
- Damaging your retina while injecting anesthesia during the eye surgery
- Failure to monitor your blood pressure, breathing and other vital signs while you are under anesthesia
- Suffering a heart attack or stroke while under general anesthesia
- Inhaling liquids into your lungs (aspirating) while under general anesthesia
- Failing to protect you from falls from the operating table while under anesthesia or from collapsing while you are recovering
Anesthesia is one of the many risks associated with surgery, and an injury can occur even when the anesthesiologist does everything right and adheres completely to the accepted standards of care. I will consult with appropriate experts to determine if your anesthesiologist did everything that he or she was trained to do to protect your safety.
Call Our Firm For Experienced Representation Today
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an anesthesia error, we are here to help. Contact us online or call at 866-272-0803 to schedule a free consultation. We will meet with you in our Eugene office, your hospital room or your home.