Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice: 5 Facts to Know (Pt. 1)
June 9, 2014
While we always want to be able to count on the fact that the medical professionals who treat us are experienced, adept and able to provide us with quality care, this trust is never more important than when surgery and anesthesia is involved. Although the surgery itself may be people’s main concern, the process of administering the anesthesia can actually be a source of serious complications.
In this three-part blog, we will take a closer look at some facts that are important to know about anesthesia errors and medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been injured due to anesthesia errors, don’t hesitate to contact the Portland medical malpractice lawyers at the Savage Law Firm to learn more about your rights.
Fact 1 – Defective medical equipment may be responsible for anesthesia errors.
In some cases, anesthesia errors can occur when the medical equipment used to deliver these drugs fails to work properly. When this is the case:
- The medical professional responsible for checking the device and/or regularly replacing the relevant parts may be found to be negligent
- The manufacturer of the defective may be held liable for patients’ injuries (such as in cases when the device is found to have an inherent design flaw and/or to have been made from cheap or flimsy parts).
Be sure to look for the upcoming second and third parts of this blog for our continuing discussion on malpractice and anesthesia errors.
Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
Have anesthesia errors or any type of medical malpractice caused you or a loved one to be seriously injured? If so, it’s time to contact the Portland medical malpractice attorneys at the Savage Law Firm. Since 1977, we have been committed to standing up for the rights of malpractice victims and providing them the highest quality legal services so they are able to obtain the compensation they deserve.
We realize how devastating anesthesia errors can be, and our lawyers are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights to both justice and compensation. While this means that our Portland medical malpractice lawyers will work diligently to help our clients tell their stories in court, it also means that our attorneys and dedicated staff will vigorously stand up to insurers and others outside of the courtroom to ensure that our clients are able to obtain the settlements they deserve.
Portland & Seattle Lawyers
Helping you recover from the financial setbacks caused by medical malpractice is one of our primary goals. Our Portland personal injury attorneys encourage you to learn more about your rights and case by setting up a free initial consult. We represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.
To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland) or at 206-957-7272 (in Seattle). You can also email us using the form on this page.