Grand Junction Anesthesia Errors Lawyer

Being told by your doctor that you need surgery can be a nerve-racking feeling. However, most of the time, surgeries–even complicated ones–go as planned. Indeed, doctors and those who assist them are truly experts in their fields who have spent years acquiring the education and experience that’s necessary to safely treat patients.

That being said, errors do happen. One of the most serious of errors is that of an anesthesia error. If you or a loved one is the victim of an anesthesia error, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Our Grand Junction anesthesia errors lawyers are here to help you fight for your rights.


Common Types of Anesthesia Errors

Administering anesthesia is a common step in nearly all surgeries that take place in Grand Junction. That being said, there are a few different anesthesia types, including general anesthesia (resulting in unconsciousness), local anesthesia (which numbs a specific location to be operated on), spinal anesthesia (also called an epidural – most commonly used during childbirth), and more.

The type of error that’s made and the severity of that error may depend, in part, on the type of anesthesia being administered. Common types of anesthesia errors include:

  • Administering the wrong type of anesthetic;
  • Administering the wrong dosage of an anesthetic;
  • Failing to properly monitor the patient pre-, during, and post-anesthesia;
  • Failing to monitor oxygen delivery;
  • Failing to recognize any problems if they develop and respond quickly;
  • Failing to properly prepare the patient for anesthesia (i.e. give instructions about eating, etc.); or
  • Using defective or contaminated medical devices to administer the anesthesia.


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Anesthesia Errors Can Lead to Serious Harm

When an anesthesia error is made, the harm suffered by the patient can be very significant. Examples of harm that may befall a patient who is the victim of an anesthesia error include:

  • Pain;
  • Heart attack;
  • Stroke;
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain;
  • Blood clots;
  • Tooth damage;
  • Pneumonia;
  • Infection;
  • Failed anesthesia/anesthesia awareness (the patient is conscious during the surgery);
  • Nerve injury; and
  • Death.

Many of the above complications, such as brain damage as a result of lack of oxygen, can lead to long-term disability and impairment that can be life-changing. Not only may a person require further medical care to treat the symptoms and complications of an anesthesia error, but they may suffer physically and emotionally, be unable to work, and suffer a diminished quality of life. This is in addition to the many economic costs they may incur, too. 

Our Anesthesia Error Lawyers Will Fight for You

If you have been harmed by an anesthesiologist’s error, you deserve to be compensated for the harm that you’ve suffered, both economically and non-economically. When you call our law firm, we will investigate your case and work hard to prove that malpractice occurred and that your doctor, anesthesiologist, or the hospital should be held liable as a result. For your free consultation, please reach out to our lawyers at the Cimarron Ridge Legal Group today.

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