West Virginia Anesthesia Medical Malpractice Attorney


Anesthesiologists are required to undergo extensive training in order to master the many complications that may arise during surgery. If an error occurs, the patient may experience brain injury, nerve damage, broken bones, pneumonia or even worse, death may result. It is estimated that approximately one out of every 200,000 to 300,000 surgical patients die as a result of anesthesia error or complication. Anesthesiologists are required to comply with and adhere to specific medical standards and protocols. In those instances where the anesthesiologist and/or other medical professionals were negligent or malfeasant in their duties, the injured victim may seek compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The families of deceased victims may seek compensation in a wrongful death medical malpractice suit. Tiano O’Dell, West Virginia personal injury attorneys, represent victims of anesthesiology negligence. A complimentary consultation is available to discuss your case.

Common Anesthesia Errors:

  • Medication overdose and other errors – too much medication results in overdose, leading to illness or death
  • Drug reactions – complications occur when there are reactions to other drugs in the patient’s body
  • Aspiration pneumonia – stomach acids are breathed into the lungs
  • Various injuries of bones and nerves from incorrect positioning – patients experience damage to shoulder and even broken bones from improper positioning
  • Vapor leakage – may cause extreme problems if not recognized
  • Nerve damage – from improper positioning
  • Lack of proper patient monitoring – stoke, brain injury, heart attack or other serious or fatal injuries may occur when patient is negligently monitored
  • Esophagus damage – perforation, brain injury, other severe conditions
  • Failure to properly fill or refill vaporizers – anesthesia must be constantly filled to correct levels
  • Machine malfunction – defective equipment may result in injury or death
  • Leaving patient unattended – even a very short absence may result in injury or death
  • Negligent administration of oxygen – can result in severe injury or death
  • Failure to properly assess complications – failure to take proper action can result in death or injury

Free Case Review with West Virginia Anesthesiology Attorney; No Fees Unless We Settle or Win Your Case:

If you were harmed by the negligence of an anesthesiologist/medical professional or suffered a surgical error, you may seek compensation for your injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The families of deceased victims may seek compensation as well. It is essential to preserve your rights to your claim. The Charleston West Virginia Law Firm of Tiano O’Dell represents victims of anesthesia-imposed damage. Firm founders William Tiano and Tony O’Dell have been named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and have also been named as West Virginia Super Lawyers. They are intimately familiar with the laws that govern medical malpractice cases. They will utilize the services of top medical professionals to properly build and present your case. State of the art visuals are employed to convey the details of physical damage. Most cases are settled out of court by skillful negotiation with insurance providers and other responsible parties. When an agreeable offer is not tendered, your case will go to trial before a jury for an award. To schedule your free consultation, call Tiano O’Dell at 304-720-6700.

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