Anaesthetics are a boon to medicine, allowing medical practitioners to perform procedures in a controlled environment that relieves the patient from pain. Anaesthetics assist by putting people to sleep or causing a loss of sensation in areas being operated on. There are several varieties of anaesthesia commonly used by medical professionals who are trained to administer the correct drug and monitor the patient’s condition during the operative procedure.
Anaesthetics It is a specialised field of medicine with inherent risks of dangerous consequences when used incorrectly. An anaesthetist’s relationship with the patient commences prior to any operation, taking the medical history and condition of the patient into account. In cases of anaesthesia errors caused by medical negligence, compensation can be claimed by victims.
Although remarkably effective in countless successful operations, there are risks involved. Anaesthesia errors can have devastating results and even cause death, with the treating professional and hospital carrying a heavy weight of responsibility. When used appropriately, anaesthesia is safe, even when used for invasive operations taking many hours to complete. The ability to undergo an extended operation free from pain and wake up in the recovery ward ready for recuperation is only possible thanks to progressive medical science and anaesthesia. However, when things go wrong due to human error, compensation is justified and Taylor & Scott Medical Negligence Lawyers are on hand to guide you through the process.
When improperly administered, anaesthesia is counterproductive and can cause physical and psychological damage. It’s important for any patient to disclose medical conditions or any other factors that can negatively affect operative outcomes. Errors associated with anaesthesia include:
• Unsuitable anaesthesia dosage caused by incorrect patient assessment
• Inappropriate anaesthesia drugs used for the medical procedure
• Damage caused while injecting the drug, causing paralysis and other ailments
• Negligent patient monitoring during and after anaesthesia
Anaesthetics can cause changes in blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen flow, putting patients at risk of heart problems, strokes, brain damage and other negative consequences.
Medicine is a vast field, and medical negligence can occur even during seemingly harmless procedures. Surgical errors, medical misdiagnosis and prescription errors are just a few scenarios under the umbrella of medical negligence, and compensation lawyers are the obvious recourse when medical mistakes are made. It’s important to employ the services of dedicated professionals with medical negligence expertise in order to maximise potential negligence claim payments. Taylor & Scott Lawyers are specialists in their respective fields, including medical negligence lawyers with decades of experience and comprehensive knowledge of compensation procedural steps.
Anaesthesia errors aren’t always considered medical negligence, and proving your case can be difficult when encountering opposition from medical industry representatives and their heavyweight legal teams. Fortunately, Taylor & Scott Medical Negligence Lawyers aren’t intimidated, and are experts in presenting any valid case along with representation in court should your claim be disputed. An anaesthesia error compensation claim needs to prove negligence, such as:
• The medical practitioner failed to use reasonable levels of care, skill or expertise associated with his or her position of responsibility.
• The anaesthesia error caused harm or complications beyond underlying medical conditions being treated.
• The error would not have been made by a similarly trained professional under the same circumstances.
When assessing compensation for medical negligence, a monetary value is ascertained to bridge the gap between the victim’s life path prior to the incident and after the incident. Payments are calculated according to the harm or loss suffered, with compensation potentially covering any of the following:
• Pain, suffering and diminished quality of life
• Loss of earnings; past, present and future
• Nursing assistance and household help
• Care provided by family and friends
• Medical expenses, surgery expenses and medical equipment
• Home and vehicle modifications
• Costs associated with money management
Taylor & Scott Lawyers have been assisting clients since 1905, with our reputation built on successful claims outcomes. We understand the difficulties involved in undertaking a compensation claim, particularly when energy is focussed on recovery and achieving a reasonable quality of life. If we believe you have a valid claim, we will offer our ‘no-win, no-fee’ guarantee, allowing you to get on with life without additional financial pressure.
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