Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers

Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers

Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers

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Even with incredible advances in modern medicine, anesthesia continues to pose significant risks for patients that are undergoing surgical procedures. Like all physicians, anesthesiologists are held to a high standard of care. When an anesthesiologist fails to adhere to that standard, and a patient suffers injuries as a consequence of that failure, the anesthesiologist may be held liable for the patient’s losses and damages.

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1 in every 300,000 people die from anesthesia errors each year.  


79% of the errors in anesthesia were found to be preventable. 

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When an anesthesiologist’s negligence causes serious injuries, you have every right to hold the responsible parties accountable and send a strong message that carelessness on the part of healthcare professionals when people’s lives are at stake will not be tolerated. You may also be entitled to significant financial compensation to cover damages resulting from the malpractice, including the costs of medical treatment, lost earnings from time missed at work, and in tragic cases involving the loss of life, funeral and other associated costs. Call an anesthesia malpractice lawyer at Rutter Mills today to discuss your options and see how much your case might be worth.


What Constitutes Anesthesia Malpractice?

Hospitals and physicians have a duty to conduct a thorough examination of a patient before any invasive procedure to determine the optimum form of anesthesia to use. The hospital’s failure, for example, to diagnose allergies to common anesthetics, can cause a cascade of dangerous consequences.

Beyond the problems that can follow from a misdiagnosis, anesthesia failures might include:

  • Improper monitoring of blood oxygen levels, causing oxygen depletion and brain and organ damage
  • Administration of excessive amounts of anesthesia, which can depress critical organ functions and hamper a patient’s recovery from surgery
  • Delayed delivery or administration of insufficient amounts of anesthesia, causing the patient to experience excruciating pain during a surgical procedure
  • Harmful interactions between anesthetics and other substances in the patient’s system
  • Incorrect usage of medical devices or usage of faulty or defective devices
  • Failure to anticipate aspiration of foreign material into a patient’s trachea and lungs during surgery, or failure to quickly respond to that event
  • Failure to warn patients of complications associated with anesthesia, or to procure proper informed consent from the patient

How Can An Anesthesia MalpracticeLawyer Help?

Anesthesia malpractice injuries can be difficult to separate from surgical or other errors that happen in hospital environments. Working with medical experts, a malpractice lawyer can help you establish when and how your injury occurred. An experienced malpractice attorney is an injured patient’s best advocate and can review surgical charts and medical records to determine whether and where an anesthesiologist did not follow acceptable standards of medical care.

Like many other states, Virginia requires medical malpractice plaintiffs to provide the testimony of an expert medical witness to describe the applicable standard of medical care and to demonstrate how the anesthesiologist failed to follow that standard. A defendant will often retain his or her own expert to argue the anesthesiologist did adhere to applicable standards or the plaintiff’s injuries were not the proximate result of a failure to follow those standards.

Rutter Mills has relationships with medical experts who are able to review your charts and point to the cause off an injury – all at no out of pocket cost to you.

Some anesthesia malpractice cases focus on a patient’s psychological or emotional injuries if their anesthesia was insufficient to fully numb them during surgery. In those cases, the patient might have been able to hear and feel everything in the operating room without being able to respond to those sensations. Situations like this can lead to long term fears and post traumatic stress disorder. Attorneys experienced in anesthesia malpractice can help coordinate treatment for you and determine future costs and impacts.

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The Financial Burden Is Not Yours To Bear

Anesthesiologists and the companies that insure them will often attempt to limit a patient’s recovery of damages, without factoring in all of the consequences of the anesthesiologist’s mistakes. Those consequences might include damages related to:

  • Long-term rehabilitation and occupational therapy
  • Both current and anticipated medical bills and associated costs, including expenses for transportation to and from doctors’ and therapists’ appointments
  • Lost wages and reduced employment opportunities
  • Disability expenses
  • Psychological or emotional damages, including pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship and impairment of relationships with family members
  • In cases of fatalities, funeral and burial expenses

Virginia has a strict statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice lawsuits. Because of this, you should contact Rutter Mills as soon as possible. If you suspect that a mistake with anesthesia was made during your surgery or medical procedure, we invite you to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced anesthesia malpractice attorney at our firm as soon as possible. Our team of investigators will examine all relevant medical records to see if a departure from the usual standards of care occurred. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start gathering evidence to prove your case.


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Mistakes and accidents happen, but when mistakes cost you or a loved one your future, you need legal advice.

Contact an aesthesia malpractice attorney to speak about your case.

If you or a loved one have sustained injuries as a result of an anesthesiologist’s error, speak with a qualified medical malpractice lawyer before agreeing to any settlement offers or accepting any payment from insurance companies. You may be entitled to much more than the insurance company is offering.

At Rutter Mills, we are dedicated to getting justice for those who have been harmed because of the irresponsibility of doctors and other medical personnel. We have the know-how and experience to get you the monetary compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free case review.

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