An anesthesiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in administering anesthesia to patients during surgical procedures. The job comes with many responsibilities but an anesthesiologist’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient during and after surgery. While most anesthesiologist’s provide high-quality care to their patients, anesthesia errors do occur. Here is a list of negligent care that can lead to anesthesia errors:
Anesthesia is a crucial component of many medical procedures and when administered properly, it is generally considered safe. However, like any medical procedure, anesthesia carries some risks. Anesthesia errors can lead to serious injuries.
Anesthesia errors can result in a variety of injuries, ranging from mild to severe, including:
It’s important to note that anesthesia errors are relatively rare and most patients undergo anesthesia without experiencing any significant problems. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of negligent care by an anesthesiologist, you have a right to pursue a settlement.
Anesthesia Malpractice Claim
In the state of Washington, injured victims can pursue compensation from the at-fault party under RCW 4.56.250. Depending on who provided negligent care, it may be appropriate to file a claim against the hospital that employed a negligent anesthesiologist. The settlement is usually negotiated by a medical malpractice lawyer with their insurance carrier.
The value of an anesthesia claim is often high because a victim’s injuries can be permanent or even deadly. An anesthesia malpractice lawyer can discuss your legal rights and the value of your claim.
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