January 30, 2020
The Weitz Firm, LLC

Going through any surgical procedure can be a scary experience. We rely on anesthesia to get through most medical procedures with no pain, but there are times when anesthesiologists make mistakes. When this happens, patients can suffer long-lasting and permanent injuries that require life-long care. At the Weitz Firm, our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you secure the compensation you are entitled to.

An attorney will be your advocate throughout this process

Anesthesiologists have incredibly difficult jobs. They work to ensure that all serious medical procedures go smoothly. When a mistake is made during the anesthesia process, a patient can suffer detrimental effects.

When an anesthesiologist makes a mistake, it will likely be necessary to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in order to recover any compensation for what has happened. Anesthesiologists are highly trained doctors and will have medical malpractice insurance coverage to protect them in these instances. However, just because they have insurance does not mean it will be easy to recover compensation. Just like with any other healthcare professional who makes a mistake, your attorney will have to prove that the anesthesiologist made an error and that the error directly caused your injuries and damages.

Your attorney will be responsible for:

  • Gathering all evidence related to the case, including your medical records, the records of the anesthesiologist, and more.
  • Ensuring that your medical records are evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can provide expert witness testimony on your behalf.
  • Handling negotiations between you and the other parties involved in an attempt to secure a favorable settlement that will cover all of your expenses.
  • Preparing your case for trial if that is what is necessary in order to secure a fair settlement.

How do anesthesia mistakes occur?

There are various causes of anesthesia mistakes that could lead to significant patient harm. These causes can include the following:

  • Improper dosages of anesthetic medications, which is often the result of inexperienced anesthesiologists, unfamiliarity with equipment, and carelessness.
  • Complications with anesthesia during pregnancy when a regional anesthetic is used. This can lead to injuries to a mother or a child.
  • Improper monitoring of a patient’s vital signs or IV fluid regulation while anesthesia is being administered.

Let us help you secure compensation for what has happened

If you or someone you care about has been injured as a result of the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, you need help from an attorney today. At the Weitz Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case. Our goal is to secure the following on your behalf:

  • Compensation for all medical expenses related to the error(s)
  • Coverage of lost income and benefits if you cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against the anesthesiologist responsible

When you need a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney after an anesthesia mistake, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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