Philadelphia Anesthesia Errors Are Not Uncommon

Anesthesia is a necessary and humane way to deal with surgery—when it is administered correctly, it provides comfort. But when errors occur, and they happen frequently, they can be debilitating if not fatal. Patients who have experienced these errors may not understand what support is available to them. The Weitz Firm, LLC is available to advise you on your options and recourse. Let our Philadelphia anesthesia malpractice attorneys help you today.

The Deadly Cost Of Anesthesia Error

In some estimates, medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, in part due to anesthesia errors, with a 11% to 43% chance in major trauma surgery, according to the Patient Safety Authority. The purpose of the surgery is to heal and restore, but mistakes and errors can even cause more harm to the patient with dire consequences.

At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we help clients who have been harmed by anesthesia errors. Our anesthesia error attorneys serve those who sustain all types of injuries, and it is not uncommon for us to encounter the following:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pneumonia
  • Nerve injury
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems
  • Brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • Seizures
  • Birth defects
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Death

Each of these injuries can create major medical care and expenses for victims. This not only includes medical bills, but also lost income, home and vehicle modifications, rehabilitation, funeral costs, and other expenses. In some cases, anesthesia error victims experience immense physical and emotional pain and suffering because they can no longer do the activities they could before the surgery; they are often in a worse state than they were in before the surgery.

How Do These Errors Happen?

There could be a variety of reasons for anesthesia errors:

  • Failure to check the patient’s medical history
  • Failure to monitor the patient
  • Lack of training in this particular area
  • Administration of the wrong drug
  • Unsafe storage of drugs
  • Unlabeled and mislabeled syringes
  • Look-alike packaging and labeling

The role of your attorney is to learn the facts about what occurred. This requires a thorough investigation, understanding what to look for, and knowing what is relevant.

Your attorney will also need to calculate the damages you sustained due to the anesthesia error. The damages range temporary to permanent and irreversible. All potential damages need to be thoughtfully and reasonably considered, and then the value of the case can be determined.

Our Team Is Ready To Help

If you or someone you love has been injured due to anesthesia error, seek legal assistance today. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we are going to investigate the error to determine who is liable. Our goal is to secure compensation for:

  • Medical expenses related to the surgery
  • Temporary or permanent lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

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



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