The Cape Cod medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent patients who have suffered serious harm when health care professionals have made mistakes. Some of these mistakes consist of anesthesia errors, which can happen whenever a patient undergoes a major procedure. We fight aggressively for victims of careless medical providers and their loved ones to ensure that their rights are fully asserted. Our lawyers guide Massachusetts residents through the process with compassion and experience.Pursuing Compensation from a Health Care Provider for an Anesthesia Error
Medical professionals use anesthetics to render a person unconscious during a surgery, or to remove sensation temporarily in a certain part of the body. Although anesthetics are commonly used, many things can go wrong. An anesthesiologist may give a patient too much or too little of a drug, they may give someone an anesthetic that should not be used based on the patient’s medical history and other prescriptions, or they may simply fail to closely monitor the patient to make sure that they are responding appropriately to the anesthesia. Any of these errors likely qualifies as medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence. Doctors, anesthesiologists, and other health care professionals are held to a higher standard of care than ordinary people because of their specialized training and expertise. In a medical malpractice case, the victim or the victim’s family argues that the medical professional being sued failed to meet the standard of care that would be expected of a reasonable doctor or anesthesiologist under the same circumstances. The patient also must identify a direct link between the malpractice and the injury. This means showing how the anesthesia error caused your harm or made an existing condition worse.
Massachusetts allows a person who prevails in a malpractice claim to recover many forms of damages, such as medical costs and lost wages due to time away from work. You may also be able to recover non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress, which are capped at $500,000. In tragic cases in which a person dies as a result of medical malpractice, the bereaved family has the right to sue for the victim’s wrongful death. The damages available in these cases include any medical and other costs related to the accident, as well as the loss of the deceased person’s future income.Contact a Cape Cod Attorney When Bringing a Medical Malpractice Case
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have been fighting for the rights of injured people in medical malpractice and other personal injury cases since 1994. Our Cape Cod medical malpractice attorneys have over 146 years of combined legal experience, and we have dedicated our careers to helping people who have been hurt through no fault of their own. We have a strong track record of previous successes for clients, including a number of six-and-seven-figure settlements. Our injury attorneys offer free consultations at offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, as well as meetings at your home or hospital room if needed. We do not ask for a fee in most cases unless we secure compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.