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Local Anaesthetic and General Anaesthetic
Modern surgery is a fully developed science and is a very safe way to rectify certain medical problems. In many cases, surgery is the only way to rectify a medical condition. The anaesthetist plays a very important part in the surgical process. They are responsible for making the patient unconscious or numbing the surgical location, based on the nature of the surgery. If this task is not undertaken with the utmost care it can lead to serious problems. Anaesthesia must be given after checking for allergies and other existing medical conditions. In some cases lack of sufficient anaesthesia may lead to the patient suffering pain during the entire surgical procedure.
There are two types of anaesthetic – local anaesthetic and general anaesthetic. Local anaesthetic is where only a part of the body is numbed, whereas general anaesthetic renders the patient unconscious. Both have risks and require a skilled anaesthesiologist to perform their duties competently.
Common Anaesthetic Injury Claims
There are four types of anaesthetic injury claims that our Medical Negligence Lawyers deal with more than any others.
- Strokes caused by a lack of oxygen during the procedure
- Brain damage because the airwaves are not kept open through surgery
- Anaesthetic awareness where the patient is not given the right amount of anaesthetic leading to them being aware of the procedure being performed, sometimes feeling the pain of the surgery
- Nerve damage caused by poor use of epidurals
If you or a family member has suffered from an anaesthetic injury during a surgical procedure you should get in touch with our Medical Negligence Lawyers as soon as you can who are highly experienced in anaesthetic negligence compensation claims. Seeking a specialist lawyer who deals exclusively with medical malpractice is the best route to receiving the highest compensation that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered from medical negligence regarding anesthetics you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed.
- Adults must file a claim for compensation within three years from the date of the incident or three years from the date of acknowledgement that the injury or illness is a result of medical negligence.
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Adults and children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you.
- In fatal accidents a claim must be filed within three years from the date of death.
If you file a claim too late you may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
Example of Compensation in a Anaesthetics case
The amount of compensation you could receive varies heavily based on the damage and trauma caused. There was a recent case of anaesthetic awareness where the patient was awarded compensation of over £26,000. Permanent injury due to anaesthetic medical negligence can attract much higher amounts of compensation. You should work with our Medical Negligence Lawyers who can help prove that medical negligence was a factor. You can claim compensation for the pain suffered, injury and additional costs such as medical care, loss of earnings and costs of modifying your life to handle your condition.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence following an anesthetic error contact our specialist Medical Negligence Lawyers for a free 15 minute consultation.
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