Anesthesia Errors Resulting In Injury Or Death

Even if the surgeon does everything right, surgical procedures are always risky because of general anesthetic. Patients are completely vulnerable if anything goes wrong while they are "under" or if they suffer complications during postoperative recovery.

The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys of Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, have successfully sued anesthesiologists and hospitals for anesthesia errors resulting in serious injury or death. Call us today if you believe a loved one was harmed by anesthesia errors during surgery.

Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesia is administered by specially trained professionals — an anesthesiologist (physician) and often a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Their role is to put the patient under; monitor breathing, pulse and brain activity during the operation; and bring the person back to consciousness. Errors or negligence by the anesthesia team can lead to heart attack or stroke, causing brain damage, heart damage, organ failure or death.

Medical malpractice in anesthesia can take the form of:

  • Overdose, causing the patient to stop breathing or go into cardiac arrest
  • Underdose, causing the patient to awaken or feel pain during surgery
  • Adverse reactions to anesthetic
  • Improper treatment of patients in distress
  • Failure to monitor during recovery

Our lawyers work with medical experts to review the medical records and uncover the truth of what happened. From elective procedures to emergency surgery, we hold anesthesiologists and anesthetists responsible for deviating from the standard of care. We pursue compensation for the costs of medical intervention and future care, for the patient's pain and suffering, and for the economic hardships of a disability or wrongful death.

Find Out If You Have A Case

Call Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, at 312-781-1977 to schedule an appointment. We handle surgery cases in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois.