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Atlanta Anesthesia & Intubation Errors Lawyer

When we visit the hospital for a medical procedure, we trust the doctors, nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists to provide a certain standard of care. For operations involving anesthesia or intubation, precision is crucial — but if a medical professional makes a mistake during these procedures, you can experience serious complications.

If you are suffering from an injury after an anesthesia or intubation error, Hilley & Frieder, P.C. can help. Our Atlanta anesthesia and intubation error attorneys will work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you need to recover. Contact for a no-cost case consultation.

Why Choose Us For Your Anesthesia Error Claim?

  • Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers have over 35 years of experience helping Atlanta medical malpractice victims seek the compensation they need to recover.
  • Our award-winning attorneys are members of many prestigious organizations recognizing our track record of success, including the Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum.
  • Your maximum possible recovery is of the utmost importance to our firm — we have secured millions of dollars for our clients over our years of operation.

Causes of Anesthesia and Intubation Complications

Medical professionals use anesthesia and intubation during serious medical procedures, like surgeries, and during medical emergencies. Many complications may occur if the professional does not have the proper training or does not take proper care when performing these procedures.

Intubation Errors

During intubation, a medical professional places a tube down your airway to connect you to a ventilator that allows you to breathe. However, complications can arise due to negligent errors, including the following:

  • Overinflating the intubation tube
  • Disconnecting or dislodging the tube prematurely
  • Placing the tube in the wrong location, such as the esophagus
  • Damaging the tissue along your airway
  • Failure to respond quickly to intubation complications
  • Failure to intubate when you require intubation

Anesthesia Errors

For anesthesia, the anesthesiologist must administer an appropriate dose so you do not suffer any pain or sensation during your procedure. You may suffer an anesthesia injury due to any of the following acts of negligence:

  • Failure to screen for anesthesia allergies
  • Administering too much or too little anesthesia
  • Failure to adequately monitor you after anesthesia
  • Failure to administer anesthesia in a prompt manner
  • Failure to prepare you for your surgical procedure

Any of these errors can result in serious medical complications, including stroke, brain damage, and death.

How to Prove Medical Negligence in Georgia

Medical malpractice lawsuits, like all civil lawsuits, rely on the concept of negligence. To successfully secure a settlement in your case, you will need to prove that the medical professional committed negligence during your procedure.

You and your injury lawyer in Atlanta will need to prove the following four elements to establish the presence of negligence:

  1. Duty of care: For malpractice to occur, you must have had a doctor-patient relationship with the medical professional. The professional must have provided treatment in a formal setting, such as a hospital.
  2. Breach of care: The professional must commit an act of negligence during your treatment or diagnosis. You must show that the doctor acted in a way that a similarly trained and reasonably prudent professional would not have.
  3. Causation: You must prove the professional’s negligence directly caused your injuries.
  4. Damages: You must have suffered damages due to the negligence that you can claim in your lawsuit.

At Hilley & Frieder, P.C., you will receive access to resources necessary to prove these elements and establish the strongest claim possible, including medical experts who can evaluate the evidence and provide testimony on your behalf.

Do You Need an Anesthesia & Intubation Injury Attorney? Call Us Today

Anesthesia and intubation errors can have a serious impact on your life. A personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover the funds you need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional damages, and more.

Trust Hilley & Frieder, P.C. to advocate aggressively for your right to recovery. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our Atlanta anesthesia injury lawyers.

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