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Surgical procedures have progressed due largely to technological advances. While these advances have led to sweeping changes in the medical industry, surgical procedures are still not without risks and the possibility of error. Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of personal injury claims in the United States.
Each year, 250,000 Americans die as a result of medical malpractice. If you or someone you know has been injured during or after a medical procedure as a result of negligence, you need an experienced attorney who will represent your interests. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP are available to assist you or your loved one. To determine your rights to relief, contact us today for an initial consultation.
Facts and Statistics
Errors committed by anesthesiologists contribute to a portion of the medical malpractice claims filed each year. Anesthesiologists have no room for administration errors as providing this type of medication is one of the most dangerous points in a surgery. Errors with the administration of anesthesia has lead to patient's being placed in a permanent coma or death. Other symptoms include nerve injury and permanent brain damage.
If you or your loved one has been injured by an anesthesiologist, you deserve compensation. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP want to assist you in recovering just compensation for you or your loved one's injuries.
Common Causes for Anesthesia Lawsuits
Some reasons for suits related to the administration of anesthesia include:
- Failing to warn patients. Many healthcare providers fail to warn patients of the dangers associated with eating or drinking prior to their surgical procedure. Failing to warn patients of these restrictions have lead to aspiration, a process in which one's stomach contents are released into the person's lungs causing serious complications.
- Defective Equipment. Using poorly maintained or outdated equipment have led to errors in the administration of anesthesia due to equipment failure or issues with the calibration of the machine.
- Negligent Administration. Negligent administration of anesthesia has lead to serious complications during surgery. Incorrectly providing too much anesthesia can lead an overdose causing nausea or vomiting, difficulty breathing, hypothermia, and seizures. In other instances it may result in one's death. Negligent administration of anesthesia also occurs when the provider fails to examine the patient's medical history before administering the medication. Malpractice will result if the anesthetic was administered in a case where the patient is known to be allergic to anesthesia or that other medications have a direct impact on the anesthetic or other medications.
Contact Newland & Newland, LLP
If you or your loved one has been injured in a medical accident or incident, you need a qualified attorney who is focused on result-driven success. Our attorneys have successfully handled thousands of personal injury claims since opening our three main offices in Arlington Heights, Chicago, and Illinois, as well as our satellite offices in Crystal Lake and Itasca. These locations also make it easy to meet with us to discuss your needs. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact one of our offices today.