Anesthesia Errors

  • Anesthesia Errors in Ohio and Kentucky

The Painful and Costly Truth about Anesthesia Errors

Helping families in Kentucky move forward in the healing process

Anesthesia is one of the greatest achievements in medical history. It allows doctors, dentists, surgeons and other medical specialists to perform complex, necessary medical procedures without worrying a patient will have a seizure or a stroke because of the pain, and it ensures that patients will be still and receptive to their care. But anesthesia drugs are delicate, and any mistake made in their administration can have devastating effects on the patient who receives them.

Crandall & Pera Law has helped patients in Kentucky pursue their claims after an anesthesia error has harmed them in some significant way. For example, our lawyers settled one anesthesia error case in Kentucky for $7.5 million. Our team of attorneys and registered Nurses has the experience you want on your side if you or your loved one has been injured by a negligent medical professional.

Common anesthesia errors

Under most circumstances, anesthesia is administered by a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA); the anesthesiologist is the supervisor who looks over a hospital’s CRNAs, and is often not involved in the actual procedures. This means that the person with the most training, education and specialty in anesthesia is often not the person administering the drugs.

Anesthesia drugs must be handled with a certain level of care. Failure to do so may result in errors such as:

  • Overdosing the patient or underdosing the patient
  • Administering the wrong anesthesia drugs
  • Delaying the administration of the drugs
  • Anesthetizing the wrong part of the body
  • Failing to monitor a patient’s vital signs
  • Failing to recognize or research an allergy to the particular drugs used
  • Failing to warn the patient of potential side effects
  • Failing to instruct patients about steps they must take before the procedure (such as fasting)
  • Failing to test the equipment

An anesthesia error can have catastrophic consequences. Too little anesthesia and the patient may be awake during the procedure – but unable to alert a doctor. Too much anesthesia and the patient may have a stroke, a seizure or a heart attack, or slip into a potentially irreversible coma. Anesthesia errors can also lead to permanent brain damage or death.

Crandall & Pera Law knows exactly what kind of heartache can come from an inappropriate administration of anesthesia. We also know that our meticulously detailed approach to the law, combined with our genuine compassion for our clients and our experience with these cases, provides our firm with the tools to assist victims of anesthesia errors in Kentucky. We put our clients’ best interests first and will help protect you and your family after such an incident.

Compassionate counsel for victims who were harmed by an anesthesia error

Crandall & Pera Law serves medical malpractice patients in Kentucky. Our skilled team of attorneys and registered nurses works with you so you are informed about your case. If you were injured because of medical negligence, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our convenient contact form. We have convenient locations in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
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Suite 226
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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12768 Chillicothe Rd., Suite 210
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
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Toledo, Ohio 43612
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Cincinnati, OH 45230
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Lexington, KY 40504
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Louisville, KY 40220

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