Connecticut Anesthesia Error Attorney
Trusted Representation in Anesthesia Error Claims
Just like other healthcare providers and medical professionals, anesthesiologists
are expected to adhere to a certain standard of care. When they deviate
from this and innocent patients are injured or killed, they can be held
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we help clients bring anesthesia error claims
against negligent anesthesiologists,
hospitals, and other liable parties. Since 1955,
our attorneys have been successfully representing clients in all types of
medical malpractice cases, recovering tens of millions of dollars in the process on behalf of victims.
If you believe you or a loved one was the victim of anesthesiologist malpractice,
reach out to our firm today to learn how we can help.
Call us at
(860) 245-2412 or submit a secure
online case evaluation form for a free consultation with one of our Connecticut anesthesia error lawyers.
Common Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia is commonly used in a variety of surgical procedures, from dental
surgery to heart surgery. A specialized medical professional known as
an anesthesiologist uses anesthetic drugs, administered as a gas or via
injection, to place the patient in a semiconscious or fully unconscious
state prior to the procedure and ensure they remain in that state throughout
the duration of surgery.
Anesthesiologists have an immense responsibility to not only ensure the
patient is properly sedated and remains sedated throughout the procedure
but also to carefully monitor the patient’s vital signs and ensure
proper oxygen levels while the patient is semiconscious or unconscious.
Unfortunately, anesthesiologists do not always uphold this standard of care.
Examples of relatively common anesthesia errors include:
- Causing injury to a patient during intubation
- Administering an incorrect dosage, leading to anesthesia overdose or a
patient “waking up” during a procedure
- Failing to properly monitor a patient’s vital signs (heart rate,
blood pressure, oxygen levels, etc.) while the patient is sedated
- Failing to communicate changes in a patient’s vital signs/other concerns
- Failing to recognize or prevent adverse reactions between anesthesia and
other medications the patient is taking
- Administering anesthesia to a patient who is allergic to the anesthetic
- Using defective or faulty equipment when administering anesthesia, monitoring
the patient, or caring for the patient in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU)
Unfortunately, it is usually not until something goes terribly wrong that
patients and/or their loved ones realize that an anesthesiologist or another
healthcare provider made a mistake. Tragically, many anesthesia errors
result in patient
fatalities, leaving family members to pick up the pieces and fight to obtain answers.
Consequences of Anesthesia Errors
Even when anesthesia errors are not fatal, patients can sustain severe,
debilitating injuries. These injuries often have an immense impact on
patients’ lives, as well as the lives of their family members and
Some common injuries and complications associated with anesthesia errors include:
Brain injury and damage, including anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries
Birth injuries, including
cerebral palsy (in cases of maternal anesthesia complications)
- Sensory problems, including blurred vision and ringing in the ears
- Heart arrhythmia (abnormal pulse)
- Spinal cord injury, sometimes leading to paralysis
- Blood pressure complications
- Malignant hyperthermia
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we help victims of anesthesia errors, as
well as the loved ones of patients that die due to substandard medical
care, seek fair compensation for their damages. While we realize that
no amount of financial recovery can undo what has happened to you, a successful
claim or lawsuit can provide you with the financial resources you need
to pay your medical bills, keep up with day-to-day expenses while you
are out of work, and effectively manage the pain and suffering you are
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Medical malpractice is an extremely complex area of law. At RisCassi &
Davis, P.C., our Connecticut anesthesia error attorneys conduct exhaustive
investigations to determine if the anesthesiologist, surgeon, hospital,
or some other individual or entity was negligent. With seven attorneys
on staff who are Board Certified as Civil Trial Law Advocates by the National
Board of Trial Advocacy, we are experts in civil trial law, and we frequently
work with an array of medical specialists and other experts to build the
strongest possible cases for our client.
You can trust that our team will advocate tirelessly for you. We are aggressive
in our approach to litigation, while also offering our clients the compassionate,
personalized guidance they deserve. Reach out to us today to learn more.
There are no fees unless we win your case.
Contact us at
(860) 245-2412 to request a free, no-obligation consultation.