Posted: February 4, 2017 | Last Updated: February 8, 2017
Anesthesia errors are most often thought of as occurring in an operating room, however they frequently occur during labor and delivery, during dental procedures, during numerous out-patient procedures in clinics and doctor’s offices, and in preoperative and recovery rooms.
Anesthesia malpractice is not limited to anesthesiologists. Many medical providers, including nurses and dentists, administer sedatives and anesthetics. Dental offices and cosmetic surgery clinics account for many medical malpractice cases because improperly trained staff administered the anesthesia or monitored the patient during the procedure.
Anesthesia errors are not limited to the administration of sedatives, anesthetics, or other medications. Failing to properly pad or protect a patient during surgery may result in permanent nerve injuries and failing to properly monitor vital signs during a procedure may result in catastrophic injuries and death.
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You will likely not speak to us immediately, but will schedule a phone or in-person meeting. Why? Because we’re busy working on the important cases other families have entrusted to us. Just like we would not constantly take phone calls when we’re entrusted to work on your case.
You should also gather all the records and papers you have from the medical providers, go back and look for dates, names, and events that happened, and otherwise prepare to discuss the case. We’ll have a meeting and, if it seems like a case we’d be a good fit for, we’ll move into an investigation phase.
Once we’ve investigated, we’ll candidly tell you what we think about what happened, whether the medical provider is to blame, and what we think about the strength of the case.
Fair warning: we only take on clients whose cases we believe have very strong merits. We’re not lazy—the cases are still very complex, difficult, and expensive—but the risk to your family of being drawn into a difficult process with little chance of a positive outcome is not something we do.
Which means when we do take on a case, our reputation tells the other side this is a serious case we believe in.
If for whatever reason we do not take on the case, and we think there is some merit to the case, we’ll try and help you find a lawyer who might take it on.