Anesthesia Medical Malpractice: Zero Room for Error

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

anesthesia malpracticeWhen an anesthesiologist is negligent in his/her care for a patient and that negligence causes permanent injury (including death) to the patient, that is anesthesia medical malpractice. Anesthesiologists are responsible for much of the “behind the scenes” work in the operating room and therefore must be skilled and vetted as much as your surgeon.

Anesthesiologists are responsible for intubating (installing a breathing tube through the mouth, down the trachea to the lungs) and monitoring vital signs during the procedure. Failure to properly intubate the patient or react to a change in the patient’s vital signs that causes lasting injury can be medical malpractice in the state of Connecticut.

Other areas where an anesthesiologist can be held liable are:

Anesthesiologists are responsible for a substantial portion of patient care during surgery, which is why their medical malpractice insurance is some of the highest in the healthcare field. If he or she is negligent in their duties, injuries can be catastrophic, including:

If your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury during a surgery and you are questioning the level of care, contact Bob Messey, MD/JD and Gayle Sullivan, RN/JD immediately. They will draw upon their years of medical and legal experience to investigate your claim.

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