Maryland Anesthesia Negligence Lawyers
In many surgeries, the anesthesiologist is one of the primary members of the team. It is the duty of the anesthesiologist to make sure that the patient receives the right amounts of sedation to keep them safe and help them avoid the sensation of pain effectively. Not only is the anesthesiologist responsible for the administration of the sedating drug, but also the revival of the patient.
Another duty of the anesthesiologist is to keep a vigilant eye on the vital signs of the patient and to make sure that they stay within the recommended parameters for safety and survival. This means that the anesthesiologist relies on a lot of devices, such as the blood pressure monitors, heart rate monitors, and more to keep track of the internal activities of the patient’s body.
The anesthesiologist is also responsible for acting promptly in case there is any kind of emergency situation during the surgery. All these responsibilities mean that the anesthesiologist should be quick, alert, and decisive during the surgery. If there is a single act of negligence on part of the anesthesiologist, it could prove to be fatal for the patient.
Some potential results of anesthesia negligence include brain damage, oxygen deprivation to vital parts of the body, or even death.
If you think that you have been suffering due to anesthesia negligence, then you should consult your attorney. The law provides ample protection of patients and for clear liability for members of the medical team, if there is enough evidence against them. If you are confident that you were a victim of negligence, do not waste time before contacting an attorney.
What kind of compensation is available for the patient?
Depending upon the nature and severity of the harm caused to the patient, the patient may be awarded monetary compensation.
It does not matter whether the harm caused to the patient is due of a clear act of negligence or due to inattention or inaction – the applicable laws provide for the protection of patient’s rights. Even if the patient has been harmed due to the inappropriate administration of drugs that are known to cause an allergic reaction, the law typically make sure that the patient gets due compensation.
Other acts of negligence include administering improper dosage, poor planning of the procedure, inattention during monitoring of vital signs, and not being quick to respond in case of a medical emergency.
There have been many instances when patients have challenged their anesthesiologists in court and have gotten successful compensation for the damages they had to cope with.
If you or a loved one is suffering because of anesthesia negligence, or any type of medical malpractice, let the attorneys at Altmark, Rotter & Trock, LLP take care of the proceedings. Please call us for a free consultation at (410) 783-9230, or toll-free outside of Baltimore at 1-(888) 966-5566.