Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice: 5 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)

June 14, 2014

Concluding Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice: 5 Facts to Know, below are a few more important facts that people should be aware of when it comes to anesthesia errors and medical malpractice.

Fact 4 – Dosing problems are the most common type of anesthesia errors that occur.

While these facts point out some important aspects of anesthesia errors, contact our Portland malpractice attorneys for superior representation in these cases.

While these facts point out some important aspects of anesthesia errors, contact our Portland malpractice attorneys for superior representation in these cases.

Dialing in and delivering the appropriate dose of anesthesia is the most common type of mistake made with this form of medical malpractice. In some cases, dosing problems can lead to patients not getting enough anesthesia and, therefore, being able to perceive and possibly feel the effects of surgery, a situation commonly referred to as anesthesia awareness. When this happens, it can lead to cases of severe anxiety and persisting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

More often, however, anesthesia errors involve patients being overdosed. In fact, researchers at Columbia University have found that as many as 47 percent of all anesthesia errors involve patients being overdosed.

Fact 5 – Victims of anesthesia errors can turn to the Portland medical malpractice lawyers at the Savage Law Firm for help getting the compensation to which they are entitled.

If you only remember one thing about anesthesia errors and medical malpractice claims, it should be that the Savage Law Firm is here for you and ready to advocate your rights in these cases. The fact is that, after anesthesia errors, patients will need to focus on their physical recovery and that they will need top-of-the-line legal representation to ensure they are able to get the full amount of the compensation they deserve.

That’s where our Portland medical malpractice attorneys will be pivotal. We have the experience and resources necessary to make us effective advocates for people injured by anesthesia errors, and we are ready to fight for your rights to compensation and justice.

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 injuries can be on a physical, as well as a psychological and financial, level, and our lawyers are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights.

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.

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