In the classic Paul Newman film The Verdict, Newman played a down-and-out personal injury attorney who found redemption when he prevailed in a medical malpractice claim involving an anesthesia error. A young mother went in for surgery, the anesthesiologist did not know the patient had eaten shortly before surgery and as a result, the patient aspirated (or inhaled) vomit and ended up in a permanent coma. Although fictional, the movie demonstrates the devastating consequences that can arise from anesthesia errors.
When does an anesthesia error constitute malpractice?
The medical malpractice trial attorneys at Ury & Moskow have extensive experience in identifying negligence on the part of anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, surgeons, and hospital administrators. If you have suffered injury or loss due to an anesthesia error and would like to discuss a claim, please contact our Fairfield, Connecticut, or Washington, DC, office for a free consultation and case evaluation.
As your legal counsel, our lawyers and staff, working with nationally recognized medical experts, will examine hospital and patient records to identify the cause of the anesthesia accident. They then will work with economic and occupational experts to calculate the true lifetime cost of a catastrophic injury or wrongful death. Skilled litigators, the attorneys will present a powerful case for the jury, judge, or insurance negotiators. At Ury & Moskow, our lawyers and staff provide personal attention and apply legal sophistication to secure compensation injuries caused by negligence in administering anesthesia. We understand that it may be impossible to completely recover from the damage and loss that result in these situations, but we vigorously pursue a resolution that will compensate you to the full extent available under the law.
Contact our Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys at Ury & Moskow today for a free consultation and case review. As with other medical malpractice cases, those involving anesthesia mistakes are taken on a contingency basis, meaning there are no fees until we recover compensation for your injuries and you owe no attorneys’ fees at all if you do not successfully recover on your claim.