Anaesthetic Negligence

Anaesthesia errors can be devastating: they can cause permanent or semi-permanent paralysis, brain damage, anaesthetic awareness, and in serious cases, death. The anaesthetist's job requires preparation of the patient for surgery, careful balancing of dosages and monitoring of the patient whilst they are anaesthetised amongst other tasks. All in all it is a job which requires constant concentration by the anaesthetist. If your anaesthetist or the anaesthetist of a loved one has lost concentration or made a mistake during the carrying out of their job role which has resulted in an injury, you may have been subject to medical negligence.

Anaesthesia Errors

Common errors made by anaesthetists include: dosage errors, improper monitoring of a patient, inaccurate administration of oxygen and failure to recognise complications during anaesthesia. All of these errors can result in the injury of the patient. Depending upon the size of the error which has been made the injuries resulting from anaesthetic errors can be broadly different in effect. Some adverse effects - such as temporary paralysis - may wear off rapidly, leading to lengthened hospitalisation but not leading to a change in lifestyle for the sufferer. Other anaesthetic errors, such as anaesthetic awareness, can lead to heavily adverse psychological effects such as insomnia, nightmares and depression. Finally, other anaesthetic errors can have life changing physical effects such as brain damage. If you have suffered an anaesthetic error which has led to a temporary, psychological or physical injury, you may qualify to receive compensation for the negligence of your anaesthetist. If a loved one has suffered following an anaesthetist's negligence you may be able to make a compensation claim on their behalf. This is possible if they are still with us but living with their injuries, or if they have sadly passed away.

Making an Anaesthesia Negligence Claim

1st Claims will be by your side throughout every step of your medical negligence claim. If you think you or a loved one may have been a victim of anaesthetic negligence the first step you need to take is to pick up the phone and dial 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) or click here and fill in an online enquiry. All initial enquiries are offered to you free of charge so you can discuss your potential anaesthetist's negligence claim with us without any added financial pressure. We believe everyone should have a chance to discuss the viability of their claim and understand the claiming process prior to making any kind of financial investment in a negligence claim against their anaesthetist. If you decide to make a claim through us we will put you in touch with a specialist anaesthetic negligence lawyer who will be able to deal with your claim with the expertise you need. Our aim is to provide you with high quality legal advice, tailored completely to you.

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