St. Louis Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer
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Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer. The Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm understand how dangerous anesthesia can be if administered incorrectly. Anesthesia can be incredibly dangerous and cause critical injuries and even death if a patient is given too much anesthesia, too little, or the wrong type of anesthesia. If you have lost someone because of improperly administered anesthesia, you need an Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer on your side. An experienced Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer can protect you from the negligent medical personnel’s insurer and provide support during this difficult time. Christopher R. Dixon and the Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm know how difficult it can be to lose a family member because of negligent medical personnel, and are committed to recovering the maximum amount of damages for the surviving family members of anesthesia malpractice victims as quickly as possible.
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Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers in St. Louis, MO
If someone you love has been killed because of anesthesia malpractice, you need an experienced Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer by your side. Christopher R. Dixon and the Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm have helped the surviving family members of countless victims file wrongful death claims against negligent medical personnel, and have recovered more than $35,000,000 in damages for clients. Chris has been named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has repeatedly earned recognition as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.
Common Types of Anesthesia Malpractice
Medical malpractice can happen in many different ways, but the primary cause of malpractice is negligence. Typically, the most common types of anesthesia malpractice that occur include:
- Administering too much anesthesia to a patient
- Giving a patient too little anesthesia
- Using the wrong type of anesthesia on a patient
- Failure to monitor a patient while under anesthesia
- Not providing a patient with instructions before giving them anesthesia
- Failure to administer oxygen to the patient while they are under anesthesia
Every year in the U.S. more than 34 deaths are caused by anesthesia and in more than 281 deaths anesthesia is listed as a contributing factor. The most commonly reported side effects of anesthesia are sore throat, nausea, and pain, but in more severe cases, anesthesia errors can cause blood clots, respiratory issues, heart problems, and other extreme side effects that can be potentially fatal.
Anesthesia Malpractice | Wrongful Death
According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the leading type of anesthesia malpractice claim is surgical anesthesia, with 65% of claims citing surgical anesthesia errors. Other types of anesthesia malpractice claims include chronic pain management, acute pain management, and obstetric anesthesia (ob-gyn).
The Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm understand how devastating it can be to lose an immediate family member due to anesthesia malpractice and are dedicated to doing everything in their power to recover full compensation for the surviving family members of anesthesia malpractice victims. While some conditions can increase the chances of an anesthesia error occurring, including but not limited to, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and un-discovered anesthesia allergies, for the most part, anesthesia malpractice is caused by negligent medical personnel.
Generally, proving that a nurse, doctor, hospital, or other medical professional is liable to compensate you for your family member’s wrongful death is done by supplying evidence of a doctor-patient relationship, providing a copy of the victim’s autopsy, and hiring an experienced Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer to represent your case. If a medical professional is found responsible for the death of a patient caused by anesthesia errors, the negligent medical personnel could face the loss of their medical license, the hospital they are employed with could be liable for damages, and depending on the circumstances of the accident, potential jail time or other consequences could apply.
Speak with an Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer About Your Wrongful Death Case Today
Personal injury claims, including anesthesia malpractice claims, are subjected to a statute of limitations that varies in each state. In some states, the surviving family members of victims have as long as three years after the victim’s death to file a claim, while in others the time frame is a year or less. If you have recently lost someone because of anesthesia malpractice, it’s crucial to gather substantial evidence of the medical personnel’s malpractice and hire an experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer to represent your case.
The Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm understand how hard it can be to unexpectedly lose a family member, much less lose a loved one to anesthesia malpractice. Christopher R. Dixon’s have earned him a Lifetime Membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, repeated recognition as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, and the status of a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
If you have lost an immediate family member because of a medical professional’s negligence, and need help suing for your family member’s wrongful death, contact the Dixon Injury Firm today. Our Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers offer free consultations, are available 24/7 to discuss your case, and are committed to recovering the maximum amount of compensation for anesthesia malpractice victims and their surviving family members.