Seattle Anesthesia Errors Lawyer
The main responsibilities of an anesthesiologist are to render the patient insensitive to pain during highly intrusive surgical operations and to monitor the patient’s vital signs to ensure an adequate supply of oxygen to the blood to avoid the risk of brain injury due to hypoxia or anoxia.
The anesthesiologist is a critical member of every surgical team. Although an M.D. anesthesiologist is generally in charge of these duties, in some cases a nurse anesthesiologist assumes many of the responsibilities.
The most frequent anesthesiologist errors include:
- Poor intubation for the oxygen supply
- Using the wrong sedative drugs
- Providing an insufficient supply of oxygen to the patient
- Not maintaining adequate blood pressure
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Failure to restore breathing promptly in case of stoppage
When the injuries caused by any of these serious mistakes are not fatal, they often result in permanent and catastrophic brain damage or wrongful paralysis. Anesthesiologists also often play a role in operating room fires that can cause severe burns to patients.
Anesthesiology Accidents Attorney Serving Tacoma
At the Seattle law firm of Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan, we advocate aggressively for individuals who have suffered any injury caused by errors in administering anesthesia or errors in monitoring patients who have been anesthetized.
While there are similarities from one anesthesiology malpractice case to the next, each has its own unique set of circumstances. Experienced medical malpractice attorney Steven R. Pruzan takes the time to understand the unique aspects of each case. He also has established strong relationships with medical specialists who can review the facts of your case and pinpoint where things went wrong. He uses that information to build the strongest case possible.
While he is often able to reach a fair resolution to medical malpractice cases through negotiations, Mr. Pruzan is a trial-tested lawyer who is always prepared to go to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached. That fact has been well established among providers of medical malpractice insurance during Mr. Pruzan’s career of more than 35 years, and it often works in his clients’ favor in terms of reaching a pretrial settlement.
We accept medical malpractice cases throughout Washington state. If you or a loved one has suffered serious illness, injuries or a wrongful death as a result of anesthesiologist mistakes, call 206-388-5038 or email us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Seattle anesthesia errors attorney.