Anesthesia Is A Medical Necessity With Immense Power To Injure
Anesthesia is a vital component of many medical procedures. However, it is a powerful drug that can cause serious lifetime medical problems or even be lethal if administered improperly.
Medical malpractice injuries can occur when anesthesia is improperly administered or not given in a timely manner to a patient during a surgical procedure, or if the anesthesia process is not properly managed. Errors by anesthesiologists can result in brain damage, collapsed lungs, strokes and other serious health complications.
If the failure of the anesthesiologist to provide proper treatment is the cause of injury or death to a patient, a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer like James I. Devine can help recover monetary damages under Pennsylvania’s medical malpractice laws.
What Can Be Recovered?
In Pennsylvania, doctors and hospitals are required by law to carry malpractice insurance, because the legislature in Pennsylvania has recognized that its citizens are sometimes injured by the carelessness or negligence of medical professionals, such as physicians or hospitals. By requiring professional liability insurance, the legislature has recognized that there needs to be a system in place to compensate victims of anesthesiologist malpractice in Pennsylvania.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of an anesthesiologist, you may be able to recover:
- Medical costs associated with the injury
- Long-term care if it is necessary
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning power due to permanent disability
- Other damages
Clear Communication And Complete Commitment
Call attorney James I. Devine regarding an anesthesia negligence claim. You can reach the firm’s Norristown office at 610-292-9300 or contact them online. Medical malpractice cases can take years to resolve and require extensive resources. The Law Office of James I. Devine has the resources necessary to build strong cases and take them to trial whenever necessary.