Anaesthetics are given primarily to prevent or reduce pain during a medical procedure. Anaesthetic negligence errors can have both minor and major consequences.
One of the major consequences can be what is called ‘anaesthetic awareness’, where a patient is conscious during surgery. For the patient, this can be a very painful and traumatic experience.
We are experienced in dealing with all types of anaesthetic negligence claims as a result of:
Ineffective anaesthesia administration
Incorrect anaesthetic agents being administered
Failure to observe and monitor patients appropriately during anaesthesia
Epidurals and nerve blocks
The damage caused by these errors can include:
Psychological injuries as a result of pain or the trauma of being conscious during an operation
Nerve damage resulting in pain or disability
Brain damage including strokes
We are here to help you if you think something has gone wrong. You can call us for an initial consultation that will be free and will carry no obligation. If you decided to pursue a medical negligence compensation claim with us, the majority of our cases are dealt on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you are at no financial risk if your anaesthetic negligence claim is unsuccessful.
Frequently asked questions
How much time will I need to dedicate to my claim?
It is really up to you. You can choose to be very involved or leave the daily running of the claim entirely to us. At all stages, we will keep you fully informed on the progress of your case. In most cases, you will likely need to attend an appointment with a medical expert. You will also need to answer any questions we may have on your treatment and sign relevant paperwork. Otherwise you can leave the time consuming process of settling your case to us.
Will I need to go to court?
In 97% of cases, medical negligence claims are settled before going to trial. However, in the unlikely event that you are required to go to court, we will be there to support you every step of the way.