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Anesthesia Errors

Legal Help from Medical Malpractice Lawyers in St. Louis

Anesthesia is a risky but necessary component in many surgical treatments and medical procedures. Anesthesiologists have the difficult job of precisely administering anesthesia and monitoring unconscious patients. Because their jobs leave no room for error, they are compensated greatly for their work. Unfortunately, errors occur even when anesthesiologists are careful.

If you or a loved one was the victim of an anesthesia error, contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. Our Brentwood medical malpractice lawyers can help you file a claim and seek maximum financial compensation.

Call our medical malpractice attorneys at (314) 635-7606 to discuss your legal options.

Anesthesia Injuries

This is a profession where even a small mistake can have devastating consequences to a patient. There’s a reason wrongful death is the leading cause of anesthesia-related medical malpractice claims.

Potential anesthesia injuries include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal injury

Approximately 45% of all anesthesia-related medical malpractice cases are due to respiratory issues that result in brain damage or patient death. There are about 300 anesthesia-related deaths each year due to patients experiencing adverse side effects or overdosing.

Causes of Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors can have serious physical and mental consequences for patients. If an anesthesiologist is inattentive, overlooks a medical issue, or ignores a warning sign, it can lead to patient endangerment.

Common errors made by anesthesiologists include:

  • Failing to properly administer the correct dosage
  • Utilizing defective equipment
  • Forgetting to educate patients about how to prepare for the surgery
  • Failing to properly place the oxygen tube
  • Neglecting to check a patient’s vital signs
  • Overlooking a patient’s medical history and allergies

Seek Legal Representation

At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. we understand how difficult it can be to retain legal representation while paying for medical care. We work on a contingency fee basis so our clients don’t have to worry about affording our services. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. Our personal injury team is available at, your convenience, for evening and weekend appointments. We can also visit your home or hospital room if your medical condition restricts you from visiting our office.

Contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. at (314) 635-7606 to schedule your free case evaluation.

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