There is no denying the importance of anesthesia when it comes to many medical procedures, especially surgeries. Unfortunately, there are times when mistakes occur with the anesthesia process, and this can lead to significant and even life-threatening injuries or illnesses for a patient. At Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt, P.A. our team is dedicated to helping any person who needs a Honolulu anesthesia error attorney. Our attorneys have the resources and legal expertise necessary to fully investigate these cases and help our clients obtain maximum compensation for their losses.
Many people are aware that researchers from Johns Hopkins have shown that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country. However, what many people may not realize is that anesthesia errors are an incredibly common type of medical mistake. Data available from the Patient Safety Authority shows that millions of patients undergo general anesthesia each year in the United States. However, the PSA estimates that around 100 patients suffering from an anesthesia error each day. Additional studies have shown that anesthesia mistakes have been increasing over the last decade, and Becker Hospital Review says that there are around three deaths per 10,000 surgeries or procedures involving anesthetics.
Our dedicated anesthesia error attorneys in Honolulu know that these issues can cause serious patient injuries or illnesses. It is not uncommon for us to help clients who suffered from the following because of an anesthesia error:
Errors involving anesthesia occur in a variety of ways. The reality is that anesthesiologists are highly trained physicians that owe a duty of care to every patient they treat. Unfortunately, we often determine that the following contributing factors lead to these errors:
For cases involving anesthesia errors, the role of an attorney will be to determine the facts of what happened, investigate the training and qualifications of medical providers involved, and determine whether or not the patient received an inadequate standard of care.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to a mistake made while under anesthesia, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt, P.A. we have extensive experience helping clients work through these cases, and we understand what it takes to secure the following on their behalf: