Anesthesia Errors

Elk & Elk's Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyers can help soothe the sting of an anesthesia mistake

The use of anesthesia during a medical procedure heightens the risks involved. A tiny mistake could mean that an otherwise successful procedure turns fatal. If you were injured or a loved one died due to an anesthesia mistake, you need medical malpractice lawyers with the experience and the resources to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies on your behalf.

Elk & Elk's seasoned anesthesia lawyers in Cincinnati have represented hundreds of anesthesia malpractice victims over their over 50 years in business. In every case, our Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyers' top priority has been ensuring our clients' rights are protected. Just call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to see what a difference our Cincinnati attorneys for anesthesia mistakes can make in your life.

A delicate science where tiny mistakes could be fatal

Anesthesia has become more safe as health care advances. One recent study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists found a steady decline in deaths from anesthesia in generally health in patients. Over the last 20 years, the study found, the death rate dropped from one in 10,000 cases to one in 250,000 cases. Even with the declining death rate, anesthetization is a delicate process. A milligram's difference can mean serious complications or death. Anesthesia mistakes can include:

  • Dosage errors
  • Failure to provide patients with proper instructions
  • Drug interactions and allergic reactions
  • Delayed delivery of anesthesia
  • Failure to constantly monitor patient
  • Failure to properly administer oxygen during surgery

Medical professionals must ensure that they accurately administer anesthesia and carefully monitor patients' vital signs during the procedure. At Elk & Elk, our Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyers have seen serious patient injuries result when health care workers provide the wrong medications or administer incorrect dosages. Health care workers who do this can and should be held responsible for injuries and harm that occur.

Ensuring that people who received substandard health care receive the compensation they need

Elk & Elk's anesthesia error lawyers in Cincinnati are here for you when the unimaginable happens. While the health care industry often puts profits before people, we are here to ensure that clients who have been injured by substandard care receive the compensation necessary to put the pieces back together and get on with their lives and loved ones.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule your free consultation if you were injured by an anesthesia mistake

Schedule a free consultation with Elk & Elk today  if you or a loved one has been harmed by an anesthesia mistake. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online. When you call, be sure to ask about our no fee promise.