Anesthesiologists are healthcare workers who administer anesthesia before surgeries and other painful medical procedures. These professionals need to be extremely careful when administering these substances, since too much or too little anesthesia or a failure to monitor a patient can lead to severe injury. Unfortunately, not all anesthesiologists uphold this duty of care.
If you are the victim of anesthesia malpractice, you are not alone. The attorneys at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can help you pursue compensation for the injuries you sustain because of this negligence.
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- Our attorneys have experience defending physicians, hospitals, and other medical professionals from malpractice claims, and use these defense strategies to build your claim.
- Our firm has a deep understanding of medicine, having handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases over our 25 years of combined legal experience.
- We have significant litigation and trial experience, and will not hesitate to advance your case to the courtroom if necessary.
Common Injuries Due to Anesthesia Errors
An anesthesiologist can commit a number of errors while treating a patient. He or she may fail to monitor a patient’s vital signs or screen a patient for potential complications, leading to severe injury. The anesthesiologist may also administer an improper dose, use defective equipment, or even fail to inform patients of potential risks and proper aftercare.
All of these actions can result in life-threatening injuries, including the following.
- Permanent brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Heart attack or stroke
- Damage to the trachea
If you sustained an injury due to an anesthesiologist’s negligence, you can sustain serious damages. You may develop a lifelong disability, impacting your ability to return to work, engage in the activities you used to enjoy, and quality of life. In addition to the financial and physical impact, you may sustain emotional damage as well, developing conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
How Long Do You Have to File an Anesthesia Malpractice Claim?
All civil lawsuits in the state of Missouri are subject to the statute of limitations, or a rule that sets a deadline for filing your claim. If you do not file your anesthesia malpractice claim within these time constraints, the court will dismiss your claim and you will lose your chance at collecting compensation.
You have two years from the date of the anesthesia error to file your lawsuit. There are certain exceptions to this rule; for example, if you were under the age of 18 at the time of the malpractice, you must file your claim by the time you turn 20 years old. Additional exceptions involve certain surgical errors and failure to inform a patient of medical test results.
Most anesthesia lawsuits will need to adhere to the two-year deadline. Filing your claim before time runs out is vital to your recovery. Speak to an attorney at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet to determine your correct statute of limitations.
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured Due to Medical Malpractice in Kansas City, Missouri?
If you believe you or a loved one has been harmed due to medical practice you should speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.