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Anesthesia Errors Committed by Medical Negligence

Anesthesia Errors Committed by Medical NegligenceAcross the medical profession, anesthesia is a powerful tool that saves millions of lives every year. Unfortunately, this valuable tool has many considerable risks and it has to be managed appropriately in every case. When a physician, anesthesiologist, or other licensed health care provider makes a mistake when administering the patient anesthesia, the consequences can be catastrophic. When injured as a result of an anesthesia error, an experienced attorney can help determine if the error occurred as a result of medical negligence. The well-versed attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help you file a claim and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP is highly regarded in the field of medical malpractice cases. Through tenacity and vigor, the law firm has successfully championed on behalf of many victims of medical negligence. Consider scheduling a no-obligation consultation with the law firm by completing the online contact form here.

Types of Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia is utilized across a wide range of medical settings, including ICUs and hospitals to doctor’s offices. When administered, licensed medical providers must meet accepted standards set by their medical profession. Regrettably, medical professionals can sometimes make catastrophic mistakes, leading to the long-term injury or death of many patients.

Here are some examples of malpractice:

Failure to Treat a Medical Complication – It is necessary for medical providers to be ready to take immediate action in the event that a patient undergoes an adverse reaction or suffers complications. The licensed provider can face liability when he or she fails to recognize a complication and delays the patient treatment or fails to treat the patient at all.

Providing an Improper Dose – Anesthesia must be provided in the correct amount. A failure to provide the correct amount can prove to be devastating and even deadly for patients. An improper dose of anesthesia can include not providing enough anesthesia, providing too much of it, or administering the wrong anesthesia.

Failing to Monitor a Patient – A patient who is under anesthesia has to be continuously monitored as providers have to look out for signs of distress or oxygen deprivation. The failure to properly monitor the patient can lead to liability when the patient suffers injuries.

Using a Defective Product – Companies can be held legally responsible when their products are defective or have otherwise undergone manufacturing errors. When an anesthesia machine is assembled incorrectly, the manufacturing company or reseller can be held accountable for the victim’s injuries.

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Medical anesthesia is a powerful tool used by medical professionals everywhere. Unfortunately, medical errors involving anesthesia can cause serious harm to the patient. If you or someone you love was hurt as a result of this type of medical negligence, take immediate action and seek the legal support of a well-versed attorney who has the experience you need to win your case.

Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP is proud to represent those who have been hurt as a consequence of medical negligence. The law firm has successfully aided victims and their families obtain the compensation they deserved following medical negligence involving anesthesia errors. Consider scheduling a complimentary consultation with the law firm today.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.