Anesthesia, general and local, plays a crucial role in medicine today. It allows patients to undergo complex surgeries, out-patient procedures, and experience relief from pain. With general anesthetics, patients are essentially put to sleep during a procedure, so they cannot experience pain or discomfort. With local anesthetics, pain signals are prevented from being transmitted to the brain by inhibiting nerve conductance. In either scenario, the patient is able to undergo the procedure without pain.
But what happens when anesthesia goes wrong? Improperly administering a general or local anesthetic or failing to properly monitor a patient can have disastrous results. The Lancione Law Firm is here to help patients who have experienced serious harm as a result of anesthesia errors. We can hold the at-fault anesthesiologist or other medical professional accountable and pursue compensation for your care, lost earnings, and emotional injuries.
To find out more about your right to compensation, call Cleveland anesthesia malpractice attorney John A. Lancione today at (440) 220-4439.
Types of Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia malpractice may occur in different ways. It is important to identify the precise cause of the error in order to determine who is at fault. With these cases, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff (the injured party). That is why you need to be certain that your attorney has the resources and skill to effectively present your case.
We take on anesthesia error cases across Cleveland involving such incidents as:
- 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
Any of the above errors can cause debilitating injuries or may even lead to death. Take action and contact The Lancione Law Firm today at (440) 220-4439.