During surgery, anesthesia is used to place patients in a semi-conscious or unconscious state, so that they are free of pain during the procedure. The potent drugs that are used for this purpose can cause life-altering and potentially deadly injuries if not administered correctly. Heart attacks, strokes, brain damage, asphyxia, nerve damage, paralysis, coma and death can all result from serious anesthesia errors. At The Cochran Firm, our medical malpractice lawyers understand the significant physical, financial and emotional toll anesthesia errors take on victims and their families. Our firm has helped hundreds of anesthesia error victims pursue medical malpractice lawsuits to obtain the compensation they need to get their lives back on track. If you or someone you love were injured because of an anesthesia error, we urge you to contact the medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm today to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
At The Cochran Firm, our anesthesia error lawyers work every day to provide all of our clients with a level of service that honors the high standard of excellence established by our founder, Johnnie Cochran. You can be assured that our medical malpractice attorneys will be with you every step of the way to make certain you are fairly and fully compensated for the anesthesia error that caused your pain and suffering. To learn more about all of the ways The Cochran Firm can help you and your family get your lives back on track after an anesthesia error, please contact us for a free, no obligation medical malpractice lawsuit evaluation today.
Anesthesia Error Lawsuits
It is estimated that 1 in every 200,000 to 300,000 surgical patients die during or following surgery as a result of anesthesia errors. It is further estimated that 21,000 to 42,000 Americans annually experience anesthesia awareness, which occurs when patients are given too little anesthesia. Anesthesia awareness causes surgery patients to endure excruciating pain, and possibly a sensation of suffocation. Victims of anesthesia awareness often go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder and other emotional problems because of their ordeal.
Anesthesia errors often occur because the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist were negligent in some way and failed to follow the acceptable standards of care. When an anesthesia error occurs because of medical malpractices, injured patients and their families have a right to seek compensation from those responsible. The Cochran Firm has been representing medical malpractice victims for over four decades, and our attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of people in all types of anesthesia error lawsuits, including those involving:
- Preventable allergic reactions
- Delayed anesthesia administration
- Incorrect dosage or over-sedation
- Anesthesia overdose
- Anesthesia awareness
- Failure to properly monitor the patient
- Failure to provide adequate oxygen during sedation
- Improper intubation
- Prolonged sedation
- Defective anesthesia equipment
If you or a loved one were the victim of a serious anesthesia error, it is vital that you contact the medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm today, to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Healthcare providers and their insurance companies always vigorously defend malpractice claims, so you need to be sure that the lawyer you choose is equally aggressive. The Cochran Firm has never been afraid to take on even the largest corporations or insurance companies. Our medical malpractice team understands what it takes to negotiate with insurance companies, and will make sure you are treated fairly. Our anesthesia error lawyers are also experienced courtroom litigators who will be ready for trial if the responsible party refuses to address your claim in good faith
Legal Help for Anesthesia Error Victims
At The Cochran Firm, all of our highly-experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation to injured people, their families, and the ordinary citizen, just as Johnnie Cochran envisioned when he founded the firm over 40 years ago. If you or a loved one are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a serious anesthesia error, please contact The Cochran Firm today by filling out our online form, or call (513) 381-HURT.