Anesthetic Error Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Anesthetic errors are a serious type of medical malpractice. Going under anesthesia carries serious risks if physicians do not administer it properly. Patients who receive improperly administered anesthetic may suffer catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries, coma, and death. Improperly administered anesthesia may also result in nerve block injuries that can result in paralysis and cardiovascular and spinal damage.

The law gives you remedy to recover compensation for your injury if you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to an anesthesiologist’s medical malpractice. The Washington, D.C. medical malpractice attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. employ a team of experienced investigators and registered nurses to investigate the causes of anesthetic errors. Contact us for your free legal consultation.

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How Do Anesthetic Errors Happen?

Anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are required follow a legal standard of care when administering anesthesia to their patients. Physicians must be mindful of a patient’s medical history, pre-existing conditions, and allergies. If a patient is injured because doctors failed to properly administer anesthetic and monitor the patient, it may constitute medical malpractice.

Here is a list of ways someone can be hurt by anesthetic:

  • Too much or too little anesthetic
  • Being administered the wrong type of anesthetic
  • Suffering an allergic reaction to anesthetic
  • Doctors failing to monitor the patient’s vital signs while under anesthesia
  • Physicians using faulty anesthetic equipment
  • Caregivers improperly using anesthetic machines

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