Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists who administer anesthesia have a very important duty to their patients. They must make sure that they administer the proper dosage and type of anesthesia so that the patient can undergo surgery safely. During a surgical procedure, they are needed to monitor and regulate the patient’s blood pressure and vital functions. The anesthesiologist must also make sure that the patient’s heart, lungs and other functions are stable before and during surgery. And of course, the patient and his or her loved ones place a huge level of trust in the skill and training of the medical professional. However, unfortunately there are many cases where medical professionals are negligent in the administration of anesthesia. If you have been injured due to the negligent administration of anesthesia, a lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Negligence means that the anesthesiologist or other professional fell below the accepted standard of care that is expected of a reasonable medical professional under similar circumstances. When anesthesia malpractice occurs during surgery, the consequences are very serious and can lead to serious injuries or even death. Some patients suffer from respiratory failure, brain damage, cardiovascular injuries, disability or fall into comas as a result of negligent medical care.
If you or someone you love was injured as a result of anesthesia malpractice, call Kaire & Heffernan, LLC as soon as possible. Don’t delay, because there is a statute of limitations to bring your personal injury claim. Schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced anesthesia malpractice lawyer by calling 877-662-5399 toll-free any time. You can also fill out our Contact Us online form and we will respond as soon as possible.