Many Maryland residents will undergo surgery at some point in their lives. In society today almost as many surgeries are cosmetic and or elective as are medically necessary. Part of being operated on, no matter how minor the procedure, is being anesthetized so that you do not feel the pain of the procedure. As you are most likely more concerned with the outcome of the surgery you may take for granted that the anesthesia will be properly administered. In most cases anesthesia is administered without incident but there is always the risk of an anesthesia error or medication error while you are under. If you have been the victim of anesthesia malpractice anywhere in Maryland you do not have to face it alone. You need the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney as they will ensure you get any and all benefits and forms of compensation you are entitled to.
Contact Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Tom Kemp to discuss your case by dialing (410) 398-0910. Mr. Kemp is an experienced Maryland Trial Attorney and has more than 30 years experience litigating anesthesia malpractice and medical malpractice claims throughout Maryland including Cecil County, Harford County, Kent County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Contact his personal injury law office today regarding getting any monetary compensation and benefits you may be entitled to for your injuries according to Maryland law.
Where Can Anesthesia Malpractice Occur
Anesthesia errors can occur anywhere surgical procedures are done including same day surgery centers, urgent care centers, hospitals, doctor's offices and dentist offices.
Types of Anesthesia Malpractice
Mistakes that lead to injury or death during anesthesia administering can include:
Incorrect Anesthesia Dosing
Poor Or Negligent Monitoring Of Vital Signs
Failure To Refill Anesthetic Machine Vaporizers
Machine Misuse Or Malfunction
Injuries Suffered in Anesthesia Errors
The 2 most common types of anesthesia malpractice injuries are:
Anesthesia Wrongful Death The point to anesthesia is to numb the body so that the patient does not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The body and its functions are intentionally slowed nearly to the point of death. If proper procedures, protocol and standards of care are not adhered to it is possible for a patient to die from incorrect anesthesia dosages.
Anesthesia Awareness Sometimes a patient will be administered anesthesia and it will appear as though they are under. This may not be the case as they are actually awake and fully aware of their surroundings and can hear the conversations in the operating room. What they cannot do due to the paralyzing agents they are given is move or communicate this to the surgeons and medical team.
Victims of anesthesia awareness may suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), nightmares, insomnia and other sleep disorders, flashbacks, paranoia and other symptoms associated with extremely traumatic and painful events.
Establishing Fault In Maryland Anesthesia Error Claims
Determining who is liable for your injuries is one of the most important aspects of your medical malpractice claim. As your attorney Mr. Kemp will leave no stone unturned when identifying who is to be held legally and financially accountable for your injuries, damages, medical benefits and financial compensation. Liable parties can include the doctor who performed the surgery (even if a physician assistant performed the actual procedure), the hospital or clinic where the procedure was performed, staffing companies, medical equipment manufacturer and the anesthesia manufacturer.
Let a Maryland Anesthesia Malpractice Attorney Help You
Contact Personal Injury Attorney Tom Kemp to discuss your Maryland medical negligence claim. Mr. Kemp offers free consultations to Maryland automobile accident, injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death victims. In addition, he charges no fee unless he recovers for you and your family.