Anesthesiologist Malpractice

General anesthesia is a marvel of modern medicine that routinely saves countless lives. However, its administration carries significant risk. Anesthesiologists play a crucial role in keeping patients alive and safe during surgery. When anesthesiologists commit malpractice, harm and even death can result.

Why Do Anesthesia Errors And Mistakes Happen?

Anesthesiologists are responsible for sustaining patients' critical life functions during surgery. A central component of their duties involves reviewing the patient's medical history to ascertain the risks, administering anesthesia and monitoring the patients' condition while the surgery is underway. Negligence or errors at any stage of the process — from the initial induction of anesthesia through the post-anesthesia follow-up — can cause significant harm to the patient. In some cases, hospital negligence can also be a contributing factor.

Anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) must vigilantly monitor the patient's oxygen levels, blood flow, respiratory rate, brain activity and other vital signs. Wrong dosages or inadequate monitoring can result in stroke, brain damage and even death.

A Strong Combination Of Experience And Professionalism

If you or a loved one was a victim of errors at the hands of an anesthesiologist or CRNA, you may be able to obtain financial recovery through a medical malpractice claim. In Illinois, contact the personal injury firm of Kujawski Marcus, LLC. Our attorneys stand on a solid track record of success in protecting rights of injury victims for more than three decades.

Our experience gives us an advantage in handling complex medical malpractice cases such as those involving anesthesia errors. We understand how to develop and present a compelling case. As skilled litigators, our lawyers always prepare fully for trial while also leveraging every opportunity for a favorable settlement. Ultimately, our goal is to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

Belleville/O'Fallon Attorneys Serving Metro East St. Louis Area

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our firm online or by phone at 800-624-4571. We offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. Based in O'Fallon, we handle anesthesiologist malpractice cases throughout the region.