Anesthesia Mistakes

Elk & Elk’s medical malpractice lawyers can help soothe the sting of an anesthesia mistake

Elk & Elk’s seasoned medical malpractice staff has represented hundreds of anesthesia malpractice victims over its 50 years in business. In every case, our anesthesia malpractice attorneys’ No. 1 priority is ensuring our clients’ rights are protected. In today’s dog-eat-dog health care industry, firms often put profits before people. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our philosophy is the exact opposite. We’re here to ensure that clients who have been injured by substandard care receive the compensation necessary to put the pieces back together and get on with their lives and loved ones.

If you or a loved one received an inaccurate dose of anesthesia, call the lawyers at Elk & Elk at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Ohio medical malpractice law demands experience, resources

Where the science of anesthesiology is concerned, even a milligram-sized mistake could mean serious complications or death. In a recent study, the American Society of Anesthesiologists found a steady decline in deaths from anesthesia in generally healthy patients, from one in 10,000 cases to one in 250,000 cases over the past 20 years, but the process of anesthetization remains delicate.

Anesthesia mistakes can result in serious health complications

Anesthesia complications include hypoxic injuries, anaphlaxis (allergy), toxicities and failures to monitor. Anesthesiologists are responsible for the ABCs: airway, breathing and circulation. A failure to monitor from induction through extubation puts patients at risk.

Close monitoring of patients’ vital signs and careful, constant observation of patients are also essential. Serious patient injuries result when health care providers administer incorrect dosages or the wrong medications. They also result when patients experience adverse reactions to medications and health care providers are not watching closely. The health care staff is responsible for injuries to patients that occur under these circumstances.

Elk & Elk has a team of professionals with the experience to build strong and persuasive cases

Our anesthesia malpractice attorneys are armed with the medical resources and experience necessary to successfully to obtain the compensation owed to victims of anesthesia malpractice and their loved ones. The medical malpractice division of Elk & Elk covers the entire state of Ohio and beyond. The team’s attorneys specialize in the areas of anesthesia errors and medical malpractice and have the results, experience, training, dedication and resources to build strong cases against negligent medical providers.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered from an anesthesia mistake

Please allow Elk & Elk to review your anesthesia malpractice claim by calling, toll free, 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a no-cost consultation or by filling out our free, no-obligation online contact form.