When you or a loved one undergoes medical treatment, you entrust your well-being to healthcare professionals, including anesthesiologists. Anesthesia, while necessary for many procedures, comes with its share of risks. Anesthesia errors can leave patients and their families facing a future of pain, uncertainty, and financial burden. 

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we understand the gravity of anesthesia errors. If you or someone you love suffered harm related to anesthesia, contact our New Jersey anesthesia malpractice lawyers to schedule an initial consultation. 

Types of Anesthesia Errors 

Anesthesia malpractice occurs when errors or negligence in the administration of anesthesia cause harm to a patient. Understanding the complexities of these errors is crucial for patients who believe they are malpractice victims. 

Anesthesia malpractice can arise from a variety of situations, including but not limited to:

  • Improper dosage—administering too much or too little anesthesia can lead to significant harm, including brain damage or awareness during surgery;
  • Failure to monitor—anesthesiologists and medical staff must continuously monitor the patient’s vital signs and respond to any signs of distress; 
  • Delayed administration—delays in administering anesthesia can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering;
  • Failure to review medical history—anesthesiologists must review a patient’s medical history for allergies, medications, and other factors that could affect the anesthesia process; or 
  • Equipment failure—defective or improperly maintained equipment can lead to anesthesia errors.

Complications of mistakes with anesthesia involve things like anesthesia awareness, where the dosage was too low, and the patient was partially or fully awake during the surgery. Not monitoring vitals or checking the equipment can lead to conditions such as hypoxia, where a lack of oxygen leads to brain or organ damage. Failure to administer anesthesia correctly and in the correct position might lead to nerve damage. 

The consequences of anesthesia malpractice can range from temporary discomfort to long-term disability or even death. Victims may face physical pain, emotional trauma, significant medical expenses, lost wages, and a diminished quality of life.

How Our New Jersey Anesthesia Malpractice Attorneys Can Help 

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our New Jersey anesthesia malpractice attorneys are dedicated to providing victims of anesthesia malpractice with the highest quality legal representation. Our approach to assisting clients involves a comprehensive suite of services designed to navigate the complexities of medical malpractice claims effectively. 

Comprehensive Case Evaluation

Our first stop is to conduct a thorough review of your case. That can involve an in-depth analysis of medical records, consultation with medical experts, and assessing the anesthesia procedures followed during your treatment. We want to understand every detail of your case to determine the best course of action.

Develop a Legal Strategy

Armed with the facts, we develop a tailored legal strategy to prove negligence and secure maximum compensation for your suffering. We’ve built our strategies on a foundation of legal experience, medical knowledge, and a deep understanding of the impact of anesthesia errors on patients and their families.

Aggressive Representation in Court

While we strive to settle cases favorably outside of court, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators with a track record of success in courtroom battles. We present compelling arguments, backed by solid evidence and expert testimony, to fight for your rights and interests.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance companies can be daunting and complex. Our team takes on the burden of negotiating with insurers on your behalf, ensuring they do not pressure you into accepting a settlement that is less than what you deserve. 

Providing Support and Guidance

We keep you informed and involved throughout the legal process, offering clarity and support during a challenging time. Our team is always accessible to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the emotional and legal support you need.

Types of Compensation in an Anesthesia Malpractice Case

Victims of anesthesia malpractice could be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries. Every case differs, but in general, victims can pursue the following types of compensation: 

  • Medical expenses—costs for current and future medical treatment related to the anesthesia error; 
  • Lost wages and earning capacity—lost wages for temporary or permanent inability to work and loss of future earning capacity; 
  • Pain and suffering—anesthesia malpractice can cause significant physical and emotional pain and suffering; 
  • Disability and disfigurement—if the malpractice results in permanent disability or disfigurement, you might receive additional compensation; and
  • Loss of consortium—compensation may be awarded to reflect the loss of companionship, affection, and support.  

Please speak with our New Jersey anesthesia malpractice lawyers to learn more about what types of compensation you might be entitled to receive and what your case is worth. 

Contact Us 

By choosing O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, you gain a legal advocate committed to fighting for your rights and securing the justice and compensation you deserve for the harm caused by anesthesia malpractice. We are here to guide you through every step of the legal process with compassion, dedication, and unparalleled legal expertise. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss filing a medical negligence claim.