Anesthesia is an incredibly important aspect of many medical procedures, particularly surgeries. However, if an anesthesia mistake occurs, patients can sustain severe and even life-threatening injuries and illnesses. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here help if you need a Dallas anesthesia errors attorney. Our team has the experience necessary to conduct a full investigation into your case and secure any compensation you may be entitled to.
Estimates from Johns Hopkins researchers show that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Patient Safety Authority, millions of patients receive general anesthesia each year in the United States. PSA estimates that nearly 100 patients suffer from an anesthesia error each day in this country. Additionally, studies show that anesthesia mistakes have been increasing over the last decade. Becker Hospital Review states that there are around three deaths per 10,000 surgeries or procedures involving anesthetics.
At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our medical malpractice lawyers understand that these mistakes can lead to serious patient harm. It is not uncommon for us to help clients who have suffered from the following due to an anesthesia mistake:
An anesthesia mistake can lead to the need for a patient to undergo extensive medical treatment to correct the error. In some cases, patients will die due to an anesthesia mistake, and this will leave family members picking up the pieces.
Anesthesia mistakes occur in a variety of ways, and the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC often discovers that the following factors contribute to these errors:
In an anesthesia mistake case, the role of your attorney will be to learn about the facts of what happened, investigate the qualification and training of medical providers involved in the procedure, and determine whether the patient received sub-standard care. This often involves hiring expert medical witnesses who will be able to testify on behalf of the patient in a trial if necessary.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to an anesthesia error, speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we have extensive experience helping clients handle these situations and will work to secure the following compensation on your behalf: