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Albuquerque Anesthesia Errors Attorney

Representing Victims of Anesthesia Injuries in New Mexico!

Surgical procedures that require anesthesia are automatically more dangerous than those that can be done without it. Delivered in the wrong dose, or to a patient whose health does not permit this type of treatment, anesthesia can be extremely dangerous, if not lethal. With the help of anesthesia, painful operations can be made much more bearable, because the patient will be in an unconscious or semi-conscious state.

Unfortunately, the dose of anesthesia that is given to a patient is only as effective as the medical professional who is administering it. If an anesthesiologist is negligent, unprepared, or under-qualified to perform the duties of his or her job, serious consequences could result.

If you have been a victim of an anesthesia error contact our Albuquerque lawyers to see how we can help. You won't have to pay any fees until you win. Call us at (505) 906-6774 or fill out an online form to schedule a FREE consultation!

Our Albuquerque anesthesia errors lawyer has seen that the results of an anesthesia mistakes are rarely minor. While the degree of the injury is subject to the type of error that was made, and the medical responses that were delivered immediately following the mistake, there is no question the victim was wrongfully injured in the process.

Common Injuries as a Result of Anesthesia Errors

In many cases of anesthesia mistakes, the patients suffer from serious, life-changing injuries. As such, they become the rightful recipients of compensation that can only be obtained by pursuing a medical malpractice claim under the guidance of a legal professional.

Any person who has suffered from one of the following as a result of an anesthesia error should immediate contact an anesthesia error attorney in Albuquerque for legal support:

Types of Anesthesia Errors

The use of anesthesia is recognized among medical professionals as risky; however, this does not inhibit doctors, surgeons, dentists, etc. from utilizing the substance, especially for patients who are facing painful surgeries. Persons undergoing anesthesia have no choice but to trust the competence of the professional who is treating them. Unfortunately, not all medical professionals are deserving of such trust, and some make critical errors that could prove to be fatal.

Anesthesiologist Malpractice Case Examples

Among the most common types of mistakes made by anesthesiologists are:

  • Dosage errors - Too much anesthesia or too little can result in complications both during and post-surgery
  • Delayed delivery
  • Intubation errors
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient
  • Failure to recognize & treat complications
  • Improper administration of oxygen during surgery

The number of errors that exist when executing a procedure that requires anesthesia is overwhelming. In fact, the above list only depicts a few of the many issues that can arise as a medical procedure is conducted. In addition, anesthetized patients can be harmed by defective equipment, prolonged states of sedation, a medical provider's previous drug or alcohol use, communication failure between two medical providers, and even oxygen that was allowed to come too close to heated surgical equipment.

Representation for Victims & Families

In the worst case scenario, the victim of an anesthesia error can lose his or her life. In fact, it has been estimated that out of every 200,000 to 300,000 surgeries that involve anesthesia, 1 person will lose their life due to the error of a medical provider. Anesthesia complications account for thousands of deaths and injuries every year, and the victims who suffer are often left to do so alone.

At James Wood Law, however, this will not be the case. Here, our team of legal professionals is prepared to take on medical malpractice cases that involve anesthesia complications, and we will work to obtain compensation for the victims of this type of medical accident.

Whether a patient suffered from a recoverable injury, permanent brain damage, or irreparable paralysis, we are ready to invest the efforts necessary to obtain compensation; whether a patient's anesthesia was administered locally, regionally, or generally, we are willing to take a case to court if a doctor's negligence caused the patient harm.

Whether the use of too little anesthesia resulted in premature awakening or the use of too much anesthesia resulted in delayed awakening, legal action can be taken. Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits of every nature are always complicated, none more so, perhaps, than anesthesiologist lawsuits.

If you were personally victimized or you are the family member of a patient who lost their life from an anesthesia error, we encourage you to contact our office to speak with an anesthesia error lawyer in Albuquerque.

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