Errors in anesthesia administration can lead to devastating consequences for a surgical patient that is the victim of anesthesia malpractice. Anesthesia is administered to a patient to block sensation so that he or she cannot feel any pain. When an anesthesia error occurs, the pain and injuries suffered by a patient can be catastrophic.
Chicago medical malpractice Attorney Joseph Klest has successfully dealt with anesthesia malpractice cases for many clients injured in the Chicago area and in cities throughout Illinois for over 25 years. He can help you recover medical malpractice compensation for your suffering and injuries caused by a negligent anesthesiologist or another careless or inexperienced medical staff member.
Causes of Anesthesia Malpractice:
* Administering too much anesthesia * Not administering enough anesthesia * Failure to properly monitor a patient’s vital statistics * Delay in administering anesthesia * Failure to properly intubate the patient * Leaving the patient unattended * Not properly administering oxygen to a patient during surgery * Intoxication or drug use by the anesthesiologist during surgery * Extremely prolonged sedation of a patient * Defective surgical devices
Injuries Resulting from Anesthesia Malpractice:
* Brain damage * Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
* Heart attack or stroke * Birth defects or injuries * Tracheal injuries * Asphyxia * Organ failure * Allergic reactions * Coma * Anesthesia awareness * Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
* Negligence or carelessness * Wrongful death
Anesthesia awareness occurs when a patient is awake during part or all of a surgery because the anesthesia was not administered properly. This can be a horrifying and traumatic experience for the surgical patient, who may hear everything and feel the pain from surgery but is unable to call for help because he or she cannot move or speak. This traumatic experience can lead to psychological and emotional trauma and anxiety disorders.
If you or someone you love has suffered physical injuries and emotional trauma because of an anesthesia error or any other kind of medical malpractice mistake, you are entitled to civil remedies for your injuries, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Visit our medical malpractice page for more information about filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit in Illinois.
Attorney Joseph Klest is a well-respected Chicago medical malpractice lawyer who works with the best experts in the medical field. He will zealously prosecute your anesthesia malpractice claim or lawsuit so that you can obtain financial recovery for the injuries and pain that you have suffered. He will pursue all avenues of recovery for your medial malpractice case.
To schedule your free consultation with Joseph Klest, Attorney At Law, call (630) 529-7848, (847) 969-9510, or (312) 527-2779, or contact us online. We represent Chicago medical malpractice clients injured in hospitals and other medical facilities in Will County, DuPage County, Cook County, Lake County and anywhere else in Illinois. Our law offices are located in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois.