Anesthesia Errors Lawyer St. Louis

St. Louis Anesthesia Errors Lawyers Defending St. Louis and Missouri Families


When a Anesthesia Error happens because of the negligence of a doctor, this is known as medical malpractice. Doctors and Medical Professionals receive specialized training that allows them to make the correct decisions when administering Anesthesia, but unfortunately, the doctor or medical professional that you relied on did not. Because of their negligence, you or someone you care for is now suffering because of Anesthesia Errors. Dealing with an issue as complex as Anesthesia Errors can be intimidating when you aren’t aware of the laws and statutes surrounding a Anesthesia mistake claim. To ensure that you or your loved one receives the level of legal care and guidance that you deserve, you need a Anesthesia Errors lawyer. The Anesthesia Errors Lawsuit Lawyers of Dixon Law are prepared to fight on your behalf to ensure that you and your loved ones get the justice and recovery that you deserve for your Anesthesia Errors claim.

When we get sick or injured, we trust in doctors because we believe what they tell us about or ailments. We believe that through their years of study and practice, that they will know best how to treat our illnesses and that they will have our best interests in mind when it comes to the proper medical care for our illnesses. When a doctor’s training is complete, they must take an oath known as the Hippocratic Oath, in which they state that they will prescribe only beneficial treatments according to their abilities and judgments, that they will refrain from causing harm or hurt, and that they will live an exemplary personal and professional life. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

When you or someone you care for has been injured because of a anesthesia mistake, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. No anesthesia mistake should ever go unchallenged, and our anesthesia mistake attorneys are prepared to fight on behalf of you or your loved one. We understand how families suffer because of anesthesia mistakes, and we are dedicated to ensuring that you or your loved one are properly cared for throughout the anesthesia mistake case.

What are the Different Types of Anesthesia?

Anesthesia is an adaptable drug that has many different uses for different types of surgery and medical operations. While the most general use of anesthesia is to put a patient to sleep or reduce the experience of pain in a certain area of the body, anesthesia does have other important types and uses. Here is a list of the different types of anesthesia:

  • General Anesthesia – Used in surgeries and other medical operations where the patient must be put under for the procedure.
  • Local Anesthesia – Used when only a certain appendage or area of the body needs to be numbed, and not the entire individual.
  • Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia – When operating on the spine or near the spinal area, this type of anesthesia is used.
  • Dissociative Anesthesia – This type of anesthesia places the client in a trance state, where they have a dissociation with their body or with the physical feelings of their body.
  • Regional Anesthesia – When an entire area of the body needs to be numbed, but the client doesn’t need to be put under, this type of anesthesia is used.

Anesthesia has many different and important uses, but it’s use can also be abused. When that happens, it is important to retain a lawyer who has experience in litigating anesthesia error cases.

What is an Anesthesia Error?

Anesthesia Errors can occur during a procedure or routine medical care, and when they do happen the effects can be serious. It is important to check that the correct anesthesia is administered before it used. Here are the types of errors that can arise from anesthesia error:

  • Too Much Anesthesia Used – When too much anesthesia is used, the drug can have lingering affects on the individual that can cause loss of motor functions coordiantion, and loss of awareness. These types of issues can lead to other post operation accidents
  • Incorrect Anesthesia Used – When the wrong type of anesthesia is used, it may not be as affective as if the correct anesthesia is used. This can lead to complications during and after the procedure.
  • Anesthesia Given to a Patient Allergic to Anesthesia – An allergic reaction to anesthesia can have serious and sever consequences. A doctor or physician should know prior to the operation whether a patient can or cannot be administered anesthesia.
  • Too Little Anesthesia Used – If too little is used,
    the patient will not be properly numbed for the procedure and will feel the pain and discomfort of the operation which can lead to further complications.
  • Failure to Council Patients on the Correct procedures Prior to Use – Before an operation and before the anesthesia is used, patients must be counseled on the proper procedures and techniques. If a patient is not counseled on the correct procedures,
    it can lead to complications during the surgery or operation.
  • Lack of Counseling on Possible Drug Conflicts with Anesthesia – Certain types of medicines and drugs can conflict with the use of anesthesia, and if a patient isn’t counseled on this, and they take medicine that conflicts with anesthesia, it can lead to serious medical complications.
  • Defective Anesthesia Equipment – If the equipment used to administer the anesthesia is defective and the patient doesn’t receive the correct dosage or receives a defective dosage, this can lead to further injuries during and after the surgery.
  • Delayed Delivery of Anesthesia – If anesthesia is delivered too late, and the patient feels the effects of the surgery or operation, this can lead to other serious medical effects that can complicate the patient’s health.
  • Brain Damage – If too much anesthesia is used,
    the overdoes affects can cause severe and lasting brain injuries.

If you or someone you care for has been affected by the improper use of anesthesia, it is important that you seek legal help and counseling immediately. Our Anesthesia Error Attorneys are prepared to fight on your behalf.

How can a St. Louis Anesthesia Error Malpractice Lawyer Help Me?

Knowing how to approach an anesthesia error claim can be the difference between a successful case and a loss of a claim. Hiring a lawyer experienced in litigating anesthesia cases is vital when you or someone you care for has been affected by the improper or negligent use of anesthesia.

Why should you choose the St. Louis Anesthesia Errors Attorneys of Dixon Law to Represent your Anesthesia Errors Claim?

The time allowed under Missouri law to file a anesthesia error lawsuit is limited. Generally, an anesthesia mistake case must be filed within two years of the date of occurrence. If a loved one dies as a result of the anesthesia mistake, Missouri law requires that the wrongful death lawsuit be filed within three years of the death.

Within 90 days of filing a anesthesia error lawsuit in Missouri, the plaintiff must file an expert affidavit stating that a written opinion has been obtained from a legally qualified healthcare provider regarding the defendant’s negligence. The expert must conclude that the defendant failed to use such care as a reasonably prudent and careful healthcare provider would have under similar circumstances and that such failure to use such reasonable care directly caused or directly contributed to cause the damages claimed in the petition (RSMo. Section 538.225 [2009]).

Compensation available in anesthesia errors lawsuits is often divided into compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages typically cover such items as past and future medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Punitive damages are awarded in cases in which the defendant’s conduct is considered willful, wanton or malicious.

We offer free consultations to all anesthesia error victims and the families of those wrongfully killed. To discuss your case, contact Chris Dixon and the Anesthesia Errors Attorneys of Dixon Law as soon possible to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed. Our St. Louis anesthesia errors attorneys are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 314-409-7060, or Toll-Free at 855-402-7274.

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