Suffered an Anesthesia Error in Indianapolis? Our Attorneys With 40+ Years of Experience Can Help

Anesthesia errors can have devastating consequences, but it’s possible to recover compensation for your damages. In this situation, the team of lawyers can help you by:

  • Evaluating the details of your case to determine the viability of a medical malpractice claim.
  • Gathering evidence and analyzing medical records to pinpoint where the anesthesia error occurred.
  • Consulting with medical experts to establish the standard of care and how it was breached.
  • Identifying all parties responsible for the anesthesia error, including anesthesiologists, nurses, and hospitals.
  • Calculating the full extent of damages, including current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and healthcare providers to secure a fair settlement.
  • Filing a lawsuit and representing you in court if a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached.

Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of medical malpractice law in Indiana and possess a deep knowledge of the state’s legal system. With decades of experience handling these cases, we can help you craft a personalized legal strategy to get you financially restituted after an anesthesia error. 

As our case results show, we have a proven track record of successfully handling cases that involve medical negligence. Recently, for example, we’ve secured a notable $1,800,000 settlement for improper anesthesia care resulting in wrongful death.

Common Types Of Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors can manifest in various forms, each with its own set of risks and consequences. Some of the most common types include:

  • Overdose of anesthesia
  • Insufficient anesthesia, leading to awareness during surgery
  • Delayed delivery of anesthesia
  • Failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs
  • Improper intubation

Root Causes Of Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors can stem from various factors, including inadequate training, communication breakdowns in medical teams, equipment malfunctions, or human error. 

We must understand the root causes of anesthesia errors to hold responsible parties accountable and seek appropriate compensation. This understanding allows us to pinpoint negligence, build a robust legal case, and ensure you the justice and financial support necessary for recovery.

Consequences and Long-Term Effects of Anesthesia Errors

The consequences of anesthesia errors range from temporary discomfort to long-term health issues or even death. According to a study found in the National Library of Medicine, patients who experience anesthesia errors can face significant brain damage, cognitive impairments, and a decreased quality of life. Other potential effects include:

If you are unfortunately struggling with a similar situation, seeking timely legal assistance is crucial in addressing these consequences and pursuing rightful compensation for the harm suffered.

What Are Your Legal Rights Following an Anesthesia Error?

In Indiana, the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act outlines the process for filing a complaint and seeking compensation for victims of medical malpractice (including anesthesia errors).

The act requires the filing of a proposed complaint for each case of alleged malpractice, followed by a review by a panel of medical practitioners. So, after filing the complaint, a group of medical experts in the same field will review your case, and they’ll give their opinion on whether they think malpractice occurred.

This step is necessary, but their opinion doesn’t decide the final outcome. The panel’s opinion is not binding, it’s just the first step before you can take your case to court.

To get compensation after an anesthesia error, make sure to promptly seek legal advice. Our team of lawyers can help you figure out how the error happened, who is at fault, and if they failed to meet their responsibility to care for you properly.

FAQs About Anesthesia Error Cases in Indianapolis

Can You Sue If Anesthesia Goes Wrong?

Yes, if an anesthesia error results from negligence, you have grounds to sue the responsible parties, including the anesthesiologist, medical staff, or hospital.

How Do You Prove Anesthesia Malpractice?

Proving anesthesia malpractice involves demonstrating that the care provided fell below the accepted medical standard, directly causing harm to the patient, a process that typically requires expert medical testimony.

Can You Sue If You Wake Up From Anesthesia?

Waking up during surgery, known as anesthesia awareness, can be traumatic. If it results from negligence, it’s possible to sue for emotional and physical damages.

Can I Sue My Anesthesiologist For Nerve Damage?

When an anesthesiologist’s error (such as improper needle placement or failure to monitor) causes nerve damage, you’re entitled to sue for compensation.

Contact an Expert Anesthesia Error Attorney at Christie Farrell Lee & Bell: We Provide a Free Consultation to Evaluate Your Options

If you’ve been a victim of an anesthesia error in Indianapolis, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced attorneys for a free consultation. We’ll help you understand your rights and evaluate what are the best legal options to pursue legal action based on your specific circumstances.

From the initial consultation to negotiating with at-fault parties or representing you in court, the experienced attorneys at Christie Farrell Lee & Bell are here to help. Just contact us today to take the first step toward justice.