Like doctors and surgeons, anesthesiologists carry a serious responsibility
to their patients. In reality, anesthesia providers are some of the most
overlooked yet important care providers during surgery. In addition to
administering anesthetic agents, they manage the patients’ fluids,
breathing, circulation, and more. Given these serious responsibilities,
a negligent anesthesiologist can cause devastating
injuries – even
Types of negligence linked to anesthesia errors:
- Improper management of fluids
- Failing to monitor blood pressure
- Improper breathing management
- Failing to respond to emergencies
In some cases, anesthesia errors happen because an underqualified person
administers and monitors the anesthesia. For example, some hospitals expect
a nurse to provide primary anesthesia, while the actual anesthesiologist
only oversees the operation. Some hospitals even allow nurses to administer
anesthesia without the supervision of an actual anesthesiologist, creating
an even higher risk of complication during the procedure.
Anesthesia Error Lawsuits in Fort Lauderdale
At Kelley/Uustal, we believe victims of medical malpractice have the right
to seek compensation. That’s why our
Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys are committed to providing the caring and effective legal guidance our
clients need to secure a fair settlement for their damages. If you or
someone close to you suffered a serious medical complication caused by
an anesthesia error, get in touch with our office today.
Our Experience with Anesthesia Error Cases
When it comes to finding the right lawyer for your case, experience is
key. In the past, our firm has represented clients in anesthesiology error
cases, along with other types of medical malpractice lawsuits. In one
case, we helped a man who sustained a significant brain injury after a
nurse administered 11 liters of fluid during a hip operation, depriving
him of oxygen and causing him to go into cardio-pulmonary arrest. The
man agreed to undergo the surgery only if an anesthesiologist was present;
however, a nurse replaced the anesthesiologist once the patient was unconscious.
With the help of Kelley/Uustal, the man recovered a confidential, multimillion-dollar
Contact a Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney
Do you need a medical malpractice lawyer in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida? Contact
Kelley/Uustal today to schedule your first consultation with an attorney.
Our law firm has the knowledge and experience to help you understand your
options after a serious injury or medical complication.
Contact us now.