St Lukes Hospital Anesthesia Error Claims

A drug that is used to assist medical professional during procedures by putting patients in a reversible state of amnesia can also cause patients serious injuries if there are any errors while administering the drug.

Anesthesia is given to a patient before a medical procedure to take away their muscle reflexes in order for the surgeon to conduct the procedure. The patient has a decreased stress response and is unconscious so they cannot feel what is going on.

Potential Side Effects

Although used in medical procedures that are meant to make an individual healthier, amnesia can result in various injuries. These effects could be due to the medical negligence of a professional, and if that is the case, the victim has a right to file an anesthesia error claim.

Anesthesia injuries:

  • Injury to tongue, lips, and teeth
  • Brain damage
  • Vocal chord damage
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Other abnormal reactions

What to do Following An Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered any of the above injuries after having anesthesia administered by a negligent medical professional, call our Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at 800.637.8170 to file an anesthesia error claim. Our team of anesthesia injury attorneys can help victims of such errors seek compensation for their injuries, and help the families of victims get through this difficult process.

There are various legal guidelines to follow as well as statutes of limitations, so the sooner an attorney is contacted, the better the outcome may be. The medical malpractice attorneys at our office always put the client first and operate with empathy. We understand how stressful injuries from anesthesia errors can be, and we do our best to help our clients and their families successfully put the entire thing behind them.