Massachusetts Anesthesia Error Lawyers

Entrusting your care or that of a loved one to a team of surgeons can be difficult. Though many surgeries are completely successful, when you are injured as a result of a surgical error, the related physical effects can have a far-reaching impact. Anesthesia is crucial to making you comfortable during an invasive medical procedure, but any anesthesia error could result in permanent damage or death. If the anesthetic you had during your operation caused you harm, speak with an attorney about your legal options.

The lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP have decades of experience representing the people of Massachusetts. We are committed to victims of medical malpractice cases because we’ve seen firsthand the financial and physical burdens forced on families by negligent healthcare professionals. By providing quality representation for our clients, we hope to help them reclaim the stability that had been taken from them through surgical errors. When hospitals and their staff fail patients, they should be held accountable for the damage that they cause.

Our efforts in and out of the courtroom have afforded us many distinctions, such as being named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers. Additionally, we received a U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranking for three consecutive years. Though we are proud of these accolades, our team take the most pride in achieving favorable results for our clients. We have won millions of dollars for accident and injury victims over the years, and we want to help you. Discuss your case during a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys today at (617) 426-4488.

Do I Need an Anesthesia Errors Attorney?

If you’ve been a victim of an anesthesia error, you are likely facing ongoing challenges. These errors have been proven to put victims at a greater risk of brain damage and death. In the aftermath of something as serious as an anesthesia error, families are often shocked and in need of guidance.

Hospitals and medical professionals need to be held accountable when anesthesia errors occur, and you need someone to look out for your interests. The financial burden placed on families attempting to cope with surgical errors is immense. Having a lawyer to fight solely for you and your family is not only a comfort but your best chance at successfully pursuing justice.

Hospitals are well-resourced, with teams of attorneys and comprehensive insurance plans to account for serious matters like anesthesia errors. A skilled attorney will help you fight against these institutions for the compensation and resources that you deserve. Trying to manage your claim on your own will not only take much longer, but you will likely not be offered the compensation that you need.

Why Hire Crowe & Mulvey, LLP?

The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP work to serve Boston and the surrounding communities by providing the best legal representation possible. You shouldn’t have to wake up from surgery only to face more problems. Our team is committed to empowering you and your family during this challenging time. We review the specifics of your case, conduct a comprehensive investigation, and craft a plan to help you receive the compensation that you need from the responsible parties.

Our founders, Philip J. Crowe Jr. and Elizabeth N. Mulvey, are leading names in the Boston legal community. Both have won millions of dollars for accident victims and have advocated for victims’ rights for decades. With their leadership at our helm, we are committed to doing everything within our power to help you during an undoubtedly difficult time.

Types of Anesthesia Error Cases We Handle

When possible, doctors and surgeons do what they can to avoid surgery. However, when surgery is necessary, you will almost certainly receive some form of anesthesia. Anesthesiologists are doctors in charge of the administration and monitoring of anesthesia. They are responsible for monitoring your health throughout the surgery to make sure that you are responding well to the medication. The dosage and type of anesthesia that is administered depend on the procedure and the patient’s body makeup.

According to resources provided by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the following are different types of anesthesia that are commonly administered:

  • General Anesthesia – This type of anesthesia is administered either through inhalation methods or intravenously, which allows patients to sleep during surgery.
  • Regional Anesthesia – Anesthesia administered to a specific region to provide additional numbness and relief. Some regional anesthesia methods include methods such as an epidural, a caudal block, a spinal, and nerve blocks.
  • Local Anesthesia – Medication injected into the skin to numb the surgical site.

While many patients don’t have complications, if an adverse reaction occurs and isn’t caught or treated in time, a patient could suffer from cardiac arrest, respiratory suppression, allergic reaction, seizures, brain damage, and even death. The following list, though not all-inclusive, details some of the reasons for adverse reactions:

  • Anesthetic overdose — Anesthetic is administered at an excessive and dangerous level and can cause permanent damage or death.
  • Not enough anesthesia — If the administered dosage doesn’t last for the duration of the procedure, the patient could experience excruciating pain and later display symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Poor patient monitoring — During surgery, a patient’s heart rate, respiratory success, and blood pressure should be watched. Failure to do so could have fatal consequences.

If you have been the victim of an anesthesia error, you can fight back. Our skilled legal team can help you get the compensation you deserve.

A Massachusetts Lawyer at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP Will Fight for You

Our team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP understands that attention to detail can make or break the success of a case, and we don’t compromise on the research and analysis that we perform for our clients. When hospitals and medical professionals make mistakes, they should take responsibility, and our highly qualified team of surgical error lawyers are the best people to hold them accountable. We want to help you get started as soon as possible, call (617) 426-4488 today to speak with a lawyer.