Cleveland, Ohio Attorneys Are Here to Help after Medical Malpractice in Ohio Leaves You Suffering With an Anesthesia Error
Cleveland, Ohio attorneys who handle medical malpractice cases on a daily basis know the risks of certain medical realities, such as anesthesia. All patients who are administered anesthesia during surgery must be properly monitored. If you are not properly monitored and your blood pressure drops, for example, your body could go into shock, a condition that can be fatal if not treated immediately. When you or a loved one has become a victim of an anesthesia error, you should discuss your legal options with Cleveland, Ohio attorneys who are well versed in the laws regarding medical malpractice in Ohio.
When any member of your surgical team – surgeon, nurse or anesthetist — fails to respond to your signs of distress, the result can be serious or fatal injuries. It’s not uncommon for an anesthesia error to lead to a persistent vegetative state, an irreversible condition that can affect your entire family. To hold negligent parties accountable, the Cleveland attorneys at Mellino Robenalt, LLC may be able to help you pursue an Ohio settlement for all injuries suffered.
Medical Malpractice in Ohio: When an Anesthesia Error Occurs
When an anesthesia error is the result of you being overly sedated, long-term injuries include:
• anoxic brain injury;
• persistent vegetative state;
• coma; and
The cause of the above conditions could be any of the following:
• too much general, local, spinal or epidural anesthesia;
• delay in properly intubating the patient;
• failing to monitor the patient closely; and
• failure to resuscitate the patient.
On the other hand, if you are given too little anesthesia, you may awaken during surgery, yet be unable to speak or move. This condition, called anesthesia awareness, results in your feeling pain and hearing and remembering what was said in the operating room. This can result in post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cleveland, Ohio Attorneys Can Help Victims of Anesthesia Errors
Christopher Mellino at Mellino Robenalt, LLC can share with you cases where he has obtained a substantial verdict or Ohio settlement for his clients. Although monetary compensation cannot reverse the damage of an anesthesia error, it can help you send a message that such errors should not be tolerated. It should also be noted that no attorney can promise you any compensation or that you will obtain a sizeable award.
What we can say is that we will handle your case with the utmost respect and aggressively pursue the compensation that you and your family need to care for a loved one whose life has been turned upside down because of a healthcare provider’s negligence.
You can trust the Cleveland attorneys at Mellino Robenalt, LLC to protect your legal rights and the rights of your loved ones. Contact us today for a free consultation – 440-333-3800.