Anesthesia Mistakes

Anesthesia is administered every day to patients undergoing surgery in hospitals across the U.S. Even the smallest error by an anesthesiologist during a surgical procedure can result in serious injuries or even death for the patient.

The Dayton anesthetic malpractice attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., have spent the past 50 years advocating for victims across Ohio who have been harmed by medical mistakes. If you or someone you know suffered a serious injury because of an anesthetic mistake during surgery, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim.

Contact the Dayton personal injury attorneys at Elk & Elk to learn your rights. Call 937-353-4305 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Mere milligrams make a huge difference when it comes to anesthesia mistakes

Anesthesia awareness occurs when a patient is alert during surgery, but is unable to communicate that they are awake. It happens between 20,000 and 40,000 patients in U.S. hospitals experience anesthesia awareness every year, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Even a milligram-sized mistake could result in anesthesia awareness, severe pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and hypoxic injuries causing brain damage and even death.

Elk & Elk's lawyers help patients who have suffered from anesthesia mistakes throughout Ohio

Anesthesia awareness and other serious anesthesia mistakes can be the result of:

  • Inadequate dosage
  • Adverse reactions to medications
  • Failure to monitor the patient's ABCs (airway, breathing, circulation)
  • Lack of training
  • Machine misuse
  • Unfamiliarity with the procedure

The medical providers and health care team are responsible for injuries to patients during surgical procedures. When they provide substandard care, the Dayton personal injury attorneys at Elk & Elk have the results, training, experience, dedication and resources to build strong cases against negligent medical providers.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) for a free consultation if you suffered from an anesthesia mistake

Let our team of Dayton anesthetic malpractice attorneys help you and your loved ones obtain the compensation you deserve after an anesthesia mistake. To see whether you have a medical malpractice claim, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) or fill out our free, no-obligation online contact form.