Anesthesia Errors

Scranton, Pennsylvania Anesthesia Errors Law Firm

Unfortunately, one of the most dangerous medical errors can occur before you are even placed on the operating table for surgery. Injuries resulting from anesthesia errors are more common than you would imagine.  These errors can even occur in cosmetic clinics and dentists’ offices.  Although this is a routine part of medical practice, it can hardly be considered safe.  Anesthesia-related injuries are typically very severe and can cause permanent personal injuries, heart attacks, strokes, brain damage, and even wrongful death.

If you or your loved one has been the victim of an anesthesia error, call Caputo & Mariotti’s medical malpractice team at 570-342-9999, or use our online contact form to receive a free consultation for your case.  With our extensive experience, we have successfully represented many clients and can do the same for you.

The administration of anesthesia involves many different health care providers, including surgeons, nurses, nurse anesthetists, dentists, anesthesiologists, and other doctors.  Any of these individuals can be held liable for medical malpractice or negligence they commit in Pennsylvania.

There are many reasons why any one of these professionals may be the cause of anesthesia errors and also be held liable for anesthesia complications.  Some of those include:

  • They may fail to carefully read a patient’s medical chart  and other important medical data that may affect how the anesthesia should be administered.  As a result, patients may be given the wrong amount of anesthesia, causing permanent injury, heart attack, stroke, brain damage, and possibly wrongful death.
  • Surgical procedures require effective communication.  Unfortunately, many operating rooms, doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff find themselves in situations that require them to act fast, resulting in poor communication regarding anesthesia administration, and possibly the creation of an anesthesia error.  Hundreds of surgeries are conducted every day in Pennsylvania hospitals, making negligent communication a very real threat.
  • Administering anesthesia requires intense training and appropriate certification.  Dentists, surgeons, nurse anesthetists, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other doctors may lack the experience to properly administer anesthesia to patients.

If you or your loved one has been the victim of anesthesia-related medical errors, you may be legally entitled to medical expenses, lost wages, and other compensation.

Call Caputo and Mariotti today for a Free Consultation at 570-342-9999.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means you only pay us when we have helped you get monetary compensation.  It is important to contact us immediately because the statute of limitations may end for your case soon.  If you or your loved one has been injured, please contact us immediately!