Anesthesia is so routine these days that people often forget just how dangerous and even deadly it can be.
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The Schmidt Firm, LLP is currently accepting anesthesia error claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by anesthesia during any type of procedure, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Professional Negligence Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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More Anesthesia Error Information
Anesthesia is so common these days. It is used not only in hospitals for major surgery but in doctor’s offices for routine procedures. While anesthesia deaths are rare, roughly 1 in every 250,000 patients, serious complications are much more common and can mean a lifetime of care and treatment.
The type and severity of the injury anesthesia can cause depends on the type of anesthesia used, the medical care provided, and the response time once a problem arises. Many if not most of anesthesia errors are caused by the negligence of the doctors and other healthcare providers, such as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), which administer and monitor patients.
Problems can arise in many different ways, for example too much or too little anesthesia may be given or a patient may not be properly intubated or monitored.
The most common injuries caused by anesthesia errors include:
- Tracheal damage
- Lack of adequate oxygen supply
- Heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems
- Birth defects
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
These injuries can require a lifetime of care and treatment and the toll they take on families is enormous.
Do I Have an Anesthesia Error Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, LLP is currently accepting anesthesia error claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by anesthesia during any type of procedure, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Professional Negligence Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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