Anesthesia-Related Deaths: Pursuing Justice for Victims

More than 2,200 anesthesia-related deaths occurred in US medical facilities between 1999 and 2006. If you were injured or a loved one died because of a preventable anesthesia error, reach out to the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham to hold the negligent parties accountable and obtain your rightful damages. We are ready to get started working on a winning case for you today.

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Typical Injuries Associated with Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors can have far-reaching consequences in the form of:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Asphyxia
  • Trachea damage
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Coma
  • Death

For survivors, injuries sustained as a result of anesthesia errors are catastrophic, often requiring ongoing care and extensive medical treatment. These injuries can be permanent in nature and may prevent victims from caring for themselves, returning to work, or ever resuming their once-normal life. 

Common Anesthesia Mistakes in Texas

Anesthesia offers numerous benefits like any other type of medication. However, it is also dangerous in the hands of a careless, negligent, or reckless medical provider. These are a few of the more common medical errors associated with anesthesia:

  • Incorrect administration resulting in bodily injury
  • Administering the wrong dose
  • Failing to properly monitor a patient for adverse reactions
  • Delaying the administration of anesthesia
  • Administering the wrong type of anesthesia
  • Failure to treat or recognize the signs of duress in patients under anesthesia
  • Failure to review a patient’s medical history or chart to determine any potential adverse reactions
  • Negatively affecting blood pressure by improperly positioning a patient
  • Using defective devices or medical equipment to administer anesthesia or monitor patients

You could have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit if you or someone you love suffered due to an anesthesiologist’s negligence. 

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Grounds for Anesthesia Malpractice in Texas

To establish your claim for financial compensation, our anesthesia malpractice attorney will prove that you were owed a duty of care by the anesthesiologist. The second element is to prove that the medical care provider breached that duty of care by acting in an unreasonable and incompetent manner, which resulted in your injuries. 

We will also need to prove that you incurred actual injuries and losses due to this act of medical negligence. Our outstanding medical malpractice attorney, Glenn W. Cunningham, who has been around the legal corners before and knows how to avoid legal impediments, will thoroughly investigate your case, build strong evidence, and leave no stone unturned to obtain maximum compensation from the defendants on your behalf.

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Liability for Anesthesia Errors in Texas

To successfully obtain damages for anesthesia errors, it is not enough to prove that you suffered complications or were injured. Most importantly, you will need to prove that the medical provider or anesthesiologist failed to uphold the necessary standard of care. This means the health care provider failed to act in a manner that other providers in a similar situation would have done. 

Any of the following parties (among others) can be held liable for your damages and injuries depending on the unique factors involved in your case:

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Assistant to the anesthesiologist
  • Surgeon
  • Attending physician or nurse
  • Hospital
  • Medical company where the negligent provider is employed

Our capable medical malpractice attorney has a network of expert investigators among other professionals for determining the exact manner in which the anesthesia error and injury occurred and hold all the negligent parties liable for it. You should consult with our competent medical malpractice attorney, Glenn W. Cunningham, as soon as possible to obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to. 

Taking Legal Action Following Anesthesia Malpractice

Texas personal injury law gives you two years from the date of injury or medical procedure to file a lawsuit and pursue recovery of the losses you suffered. You should speak with our attorney at the first opportunity so that we can collect evidence while it is still accessible, and build a meticulous legal strategy to maximize your claim. Our attorney will understand your individual situation and immediately move to take the necessary steps to protect your rights. 

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Our Trusted Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer is Here to Give You the Best Legal Advice and Support. Call Now

The results-driven medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham believes that victims of a serious anesthesia error should not have to deal with the consequences on their own. Mr. Cunningham has over three decades of experience and a tireless dedication to helping injured victims and their families obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. 

Our San Antonio medical malpractice lawyer has the resources, legal knowledge, and focused attention to give your case what it takes to hold the at-fault parties liable and deter them from repeating their negligent actions. We are happy to provide you with a free case evaluation. Call our office, or reach us online

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