Anesthesia is a medically induced condition that temporarily causes a patient to lose the ability to feel pain. Often, it is administered before surgery or other medical procedures in order to remove painful sensations. Anesthesiologists are highly trained, but they do sometimes make mistakes, and these may result in serious harm. Errors by nurses, doctors, and other staff members in connection with the administration of anesthesia may also occur. If you were harmed by an anesthesia error, the experienced Ocala medical malpractice lawyers at the Dean Law Firm are ready to help you.Holding a Health Care Provider Accountable for an Anesthesia Error
An anesthesia error is a type of medical malpractice. Errors often happen because of a mistake in doses, a failure to identify risk factors in a patient’s medical history, the use of defective medical equipment, a failure to monitor a patient during surgery, the use of anesthesia that is not appropriate for patients who are taking certain prescription medications, and a delayed anesthesia delivery.
To establish a medical malpractice claim, you will need to show that the anesthesia administration deviated from the accepted practices of the Florida medical community when dealing with a similar situation. You will also need to prove that the error was a legal cause of the injuries and damages that you suffered. In Florida, you only have two years from when you discovered an injury or should have discovered an injury to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Before you sue a negligent health care provider for anesthesia errors, you will need to serve a notice of intent to sue, which includes an affidavit from a health care professional. This means that we will need to find and consult an appropriate anesthesiologist and other professionals to evaluate your claim even before initiating it. Therefore, it is crucial to set up a consultation as soon as possible after you realize that you have been harmed by an anesthesia error. The resulting settlement process lasts 90 days.
Patients who have been harmed by the negligence of their health care providers may be able to obtain many forms of damages. For example, they may seek reimbursement for their medical expenses and costs of future treatment, as well as their lost income. Victims of medical malpractice also may receive compensation for the pain and suffering that they endured, as well as any reduction in their quality of life.Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Claim with an Ocala Lawyer
At the Dean Law Firm, we help patients who have been hurt by the negligence or incompetence of health care professionals. You only have one chance to recover compensation for your injuries, and in many cases, the damages that you recover are the only way that you can afford necessary medical care and replace your lost wages. Our Ocala medical malpractice attorneys can negotiate on your behalf and advocate for you at trial if needed. Call us at 352-387-8700 or contact us via our online form to set up a free consultation with an injury attorney. We also represent people in Crystal River, The Villages, and other areas of Marion, Sumter, Lake, Citrus, and Levy Counties.