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Erie, PA Anesthesia Error Lawyers

Anesthesia Malpractice Attorneys in Erie, PA, Hold Healthcare Providers Accountable for Negligent Care in Erie County, Crawford County, and Throughout Pennsylvania

When you undergo anesthesia, you put your trust in your medical providers to keep you safe while under. However, negligent errors by an anesthesia team can lead to life-altering injuries or complications. If you’ve suffered harm due to your healthcare providers’ malpractice, let the Erie, PA, anesthesia error lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. help you seek justice. Since 2010, our firm has represented injured patients throughout northwest Pennsylvania. Our legal team combines decades of experience in injury law, medical-legal issues, and insurance defense, which we leverage through a collaborative approach to build effective legal strategies to pursue maximum financial recovery for you. 

After being harmed by an anesthesia error, get the legal help you need to hold your negligent healthcare providers accountable. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. for a free initial case review to learn how our anesthesia malpractice attorneys in Erie, PA, will vigorously pursue the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost earnings, or pain and suffering. 

Common Types of Anesthesia Errors

The anesthesia team has several responsibilities during a surgery or a medical procedure requiring anesthesia. These duties include not only administering the anesthetic to the patient but also monitoring the patient’s condition during the procedure and communicating adverse changes in the patient’s condition to the surgical team. The anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetists can commit various errors during a medical procedure, including:

  • Administering too much anesthesia, which can cause a patient to go into shock or cardiac arrest
  • Administering too little anesthesia, which may result in the patient becoming conscious or regaining feeling during the procedure
  • Administering anesthetic contraindicated by the patient’s allergies, medications, or health conditions
  • Improperly intubating a patient, which may result in the patient receiving insufficient oxygen and suffering brain damage
  • Failing to monitor the patient’s vital signs
  • Failing to communicate changes in the patient’s vital signs to the other members of the surgical team
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Proving Liability for an Anesthesia Error

Proving that you suffered complications during surgery because of a negligent error by the anesthesia team will require clear evidence to show that the team’s actions fell outside the standard of care. Examples of evidence you might use in your anesthesia error case include:

  • Your medical records
  • Dosing records and vital sign recordings
  • Treatment notes from the anesthesiologist and other members of the anesthesia and surgical teams
  • Witness testimony

You will likely also need opinion testimony from a medical expert who practices in the field of anesthesiology to explain the specifics of the standard of care in your case, how your anesthesia team failed to meet the standard of care, and how that failure caused your injuries or complications. 

What Compensation Can You Recover in an Anesthesia Malpractice Case?

If you’ve been harmed by malpractice committed by your anesthesia team, you may have the right to recover compensation for losses you incur because of your injuries, including for:

  • Costs of medical treatment or rehabilitation for your injuries/complications
  • Costs of home health care or other long-term support if you’ve suffered permanent disabilities
  • Loss of income when you cannot work or suffer a reduction in your earnings
  • Physical pain and emotional distress/trauma
  • Loss of quality of life due to physical/cognitive disabilities caused by your injuries/complications

Our Erie, PA, Anesthesia Error Lawyers Can Help You Seek Accountability and Justice from Negligent Providers

An anesthesia error can leave you with long-lasting health consequences, such as brain or internal organ damage or emotional trauma and distress. When an anesthesia team’s negligence or recklessness causes you to suffer injuries or medical complications, turn to Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., for help. Our anesthesia malpractice attorneys in Erie, PA, can help you recover by pursuing your legal claims for you while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Let us handle the details of your case, including:

  • Recovering evidence from your surgery or medical procedure to prove that your anesthesia team’s conduct fell below the applicable standard of care
  • Identifying the professionals at fault for the injuries or complications you suffered from an anesthesia error
  • Working with medical experts to build a compelling legal case
  • Documenting your current and future anticipated losses and needs
  • Negotiating with hospital representatives and insurance adjusters to pursue the financial relief you deserve through a settlement
  • Filing a malpractice lawsuit when necessitated by the at-fault healthcare providers refusing to agree to pay you the fair compensation you deserve

Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. for a Free Claim Evaluation to Speak with Our Anesthesia Malpractice Attorneys in Erie, PA

When you’ve suffered injuries or medical complications due to an error by your anesthesia team during a medical procedure, you may have the right to pursue compensation and accountability for your harm and losses. Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options with our Erie, PA, anesthesia error lawyers. 

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