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Anesthesia Errors

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 wrongful death.

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 cardiopulmonary 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 settlement.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney

Do you need a medical malpractice lawyer in Fort 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.

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