Administering anesthesia properly is a huge responsibility. One mistake can cost a person their life. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors are not unheard of. If you or a loved one has been harmed by an anesthesia error, you can have confidence in your decision to turn to a knowledgeable and compassionate Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyer from our firm for help.

Common Examples of Anesthesia Errors

Unfortunately, anesthesiologists can make a wide range of mistakes. Just some of the most common errors we see are as follows:

  • Administering too much anesthesia (this could result in death)
  • Administering too little anesthesia (this could result in a patient waking up during surgery)
  • Failing to administer oxygen
  • Failing to consult a patient about potential allergies
  • Failing to monitor patients closely during surgery (this could also result in death)

Pursuing Compensation

To win a medical malpractice claim of any sort, you are required to prove several things. They are as follows:

  • The medical professional owed you a duty of care
  • The medical professional breached that duty of care
  • The breach of care was the proximate cause of a patient’s injury or death
  • The patient incurred significant damages as a result of the breach of care

As long as we can prove each of those points, a patient or their family should receive compensation for the following, among other things:

  • The cost of medical care
  • The cost of lost wages
  • The cost of funeral/burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship or guidance

Don’t Wait–File Your Claim Today

In Washington, D.C., victims of medical malpractice have three years from the date the incident occurred to file a medical malpractice claim. Waiting longer than this can permanently bar them from suing. Our firm is here to help you through the process today.

Contact Our Washington, D.C. Anesthesia Error Attorneys

The bottom line is that if you or a loved one has been made a victim of anesthesia negligence, our legal team is here to help. Contact an anesthesia error lawyer from Simeone & Miller, LLP today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated legal team.

Simeone & Miller, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., provides personal injury and medical malpractice legal services across Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, our services extend to Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick. In Virginia, we serve clients in Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.