Have you been the victim of an anaesthetic error?
Before any kind of surgery or operation you will be treated by an anaesthetist who will provide you with one of two types of anaesthetic: local or general. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen when administrating anaesthetic and the consequences can have a huge effect on the patient.
No matter how minor, an error made by an anaesthetist can be very serious. Injuries caused by an anaesthetic error can include damage to nerves, damage to the spinal cord, brain damage and even death.
As well as any physical damage caused by an anaesthetic error, it is also possible to suffer long-term psychological injuries as a result of your experience.
Do you have a potential anaesthetic error claim?
At What’s My Claim Worth our specialist team of solicitors are experts in all kinds of medical negligence, including anaesthetic negligence claims. We even have a qualified in-house doctor who can get to grips with your claim and locate any areas of negligent care quickly and efficiently.
Our team of specialist solicitors have dealt with a wide range of anaesthetic accident compensation claims, including:
- A poorly administered dosage of general anaesthesia, leading to temporary or permanent paralysis.
- Negligence in administering anaesthesia, leading to an induced coma or even death.
- Failure to properly monitor breathing during surgery under anaesthetic, leading to a lack of oxygen to the brain and causing brain damage.
- Failure to administer the correct anaesthesia dosage, causing the patient to feel unnecessary pain.
The amount of compensation you will be able to claim will depend on the facts of your case. Things that will be taken into account include whether the injury you have suffered is long term, if you need any extra care and also the seriousness of the error.
Anaesthetic error case study
Once recent case that was successfully settled by What’s my Claim Worth involved a client who was injured by the anaesthetist during an operation.
Our client was undergoing a routine dental operation when they lost a tooth whilst being anaesthetised, which, naturally, caused them a lot of pain.
The tooth itself was never found and may have been swallowed by our client. As a result of this error, our client had trouble eating and had to have a denture fitted in order to relieve some of the pain.
What’s My Claim Worth were able to help the client make a claim against the dental surgery for his injury and the pain he suffered and we successfully recovered the sum of £1,500 by way of compensation.
Make an anaesthetic negligence claim
If you feel you have suffered injury whilst under the care of an anaesthetist, our team of specialist solicitors will be happy to help. We benefit from in-house medical knowledge which enables us to fully understand your case in order to give you a high-quality service.
Get an instant estimate of how much your claim could be worth using our Medical Negligence Claimometer or call our specialist clinical negligence solicitors who will be happy to advise you on the facts of your own case.