Cleveland Anesthesia Error Attorney
Our law firm can handle your medical malpractice claim and fight for your rights
Many people who undergo surgical procedures in a hospital, dentist’s office or another medical facility are anesthetized or even put to sleep during an operation. This is why anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists (CRNA) must undergo years of rigorous medical training.
Unfortunately, anesthesia errors still occur. Each year, thousands of people sustain serious injuries or experience severe health consequences due to mistakes made involving anesthesia. When this occurs, the medical professional who made the mistake can often be held liable (legally responsible) for their negligent actions.
Anesthesia malpractice is a form of medical negligence. So what should injury victims or their family do next? What are their legal options? Knowing what to do in such situations can be overwhelming. That’s why we want to help.
You can count on us when it matters most
Ohio medical malpractice lawyer John A. Lancione has a well-earned national reputation for his skillful handling of medical malpractice claims throughout the country. The Lancione Law Firm only handles medical negligence claims. As a result, we have an in-depth understanding of the laws and legal system as it applies to these particular types of cases.
Based on our knowledge and experience handling medical negligence cases, other lawyers often refer such cases to our law firm. We’re also known for our consistent track record of success – more than $350 million and counting recovered for our clients, including one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Ohio.
We also realize your case is about more than just money. The medical professional who caused your anesthesia injury should be held accountable for their actions. That’s our job. And we never lose sight of what matters most – your best interests. This includes keeping you informed about the status of your case. And if you ever have a question, you can call attorney Lancione anytime on his personal cellphone.
What are common anesthesia errors?
There are two main types of anesthesia – general anesthetics and local anesthetics. With general anesthetics, patients are essentially put to sleep during an operation so they don’t experience pain or discomfort. With local anesthetics, pain signals from a specific part of the body are prevented from being transmitted to the brain by inhibiting nerve conduction in the nerve pathways to the brain. In each case, the patient is able to undergo a medical procedure without feeling any pain.
Anesthesia malpractice can occur in many different ways. But in order to build a successful legal case, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff (meaning you, the injured party). This is why it’s important to determine who caused your injury and how your injury occurred. That’s why you need a lawyer who knows how to investigate such cases and how to find the evidence you need to succeed.
Some of the most common anesthesia error claims involve:
- Improper dosage of anesthesia.
- Delayed administration of anesthesia.
- Prolonged general anesthesia.
- Failure to monitor patient under general anesthesia.
- Administering anesthesia to a patient with a known allergy.
- Failure to respond or delayed response to anesthesia complications.
- Faulty medical equipment.
- Improper administration of local anesthetic.
Whatever type of anesthesia error you’re dealing with, make sure you explore your legal options right away. The deadline to file a medical malpractice lawsuit or take legal action is short. In Ohio, you generally only have one (1) year to take legal action, according to the state’s medical malpractice statute of limitations – Ohio Revised Code (ORC) § 2305.113(B). That’s why attorney Lancione wants to meet with you as soon as possible.
Take the first step. Contact our Ohio law firm. We can help
When you have a dedicated medical malpractice lawyer on your side, you can set the agenda for what happens next. Instead of doctors, hospitals, insurance companies or their attorneys telling you what to do, you can demand the financial compensation and the attention you rightfully deserve for your anesthesia error.
Cleveland medical malpractice attorney John A. Lancione knows how to deal with medical professionals and their legal team. He consistently negotiates favorable settlement offers for his clients. And if the at-fault party refuses to cooperate, he will not hesitate to wage a legal battle on your behalf and file a medical malpractice lawsuit in court if necessary.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact The Lancione Law Firm and schedule a free consultation with Ohio medical malpractice lawyer John A. Lancione. You can reach us online or call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369 to schedule an appointment.