No Win, No Fee Anaesthetic Negligence claims experts
Anaesthetic Negligence claims exist because of the failure to address and overcome the risks of a dangerous procedure.
In short, anaesthetic is a great invention that allows doctors to deliver treatment minimising or preventing pain for their patient. However, it comes with risks which need to be carefully managed by the medical team.
A local anaesthetic numbs only the part of the body being treated and is relatively common. In contrast, general anaesthetic (when a patient is completely unconscious) is in use during surgery. Unfortunately, mistakes will happen, leading to patients suffering unnecessary pain and injury.
What is Anaesthetic Negligence?
Anaesthetic negligence can happen when:
- medical staff use the wrong type of anaesthetic;
- where the amount they administer is either too much or too little or;
- when a patient’s condition doesn’t get adequate monitoring while under the effects of the anaesthetic.
Local anaesthesia also carries a smaller risk than general anaesthesia. Topical anaesthesia results from wiping or spraying of a numbing solution onto the skin. For instance, the wipe you use before inserting a cannula. Additionally, you can inject subcutaneous anaesthesia under the skin, which is effective for procedures like tooth extractions or mole removals.
Another type of local anaesthesia is Regional anaesthesia. Medical professionals inject this in the area close to a nerve in order to numb a larger area of the body. But they do this without giving a patient a general anaesthetic. For instance, in a situation where a woman in labour has an epidural.
Patients that are particularly anxious about a procedure may have a gentle sedative prior to taking local anaesthesia. They remain conscious and aware, but events take on a dream-like quality, almost as if they are asleep.
General anaesthesia* requires administration from a medical specialist with the ability and certifications to use it. It is a complex process of:
- calculating the correct amount to use as well as;
- monitoring a patient’s vital signs both during and after the process to ensure no adverse effect.
Types of Anaesthetic Misdiagnosis and Negligence
Anaesthetic misdiagnosis and negligence can occur in many forms, including:
- Incorrect dosage leading to a patient suffering avoidable pain, or an overdose.
- Improper monitoring which causes a patient to regain consciousness or partial consciousness, during an operation.
- Nerve damage as a result of giving of the spinal anaesthetic.
- Allergic reaction to the anaesthetic.
- Paralysis, be it either temporary or permanent in nature.
- Lack of oxygen leading to brain damage.
Also, one particularly rare occurrence involves anaesthetic awareness. In short, this happens when a patient remains paralysed physically yet is mentally aware of their surroundings in the operating theatre.
While the physical effects of this can be minimal, that may not tell the whole story. In fact, anaesthetic awareness can be an ordeal in and of itself. Because the psychological impact (not to mention heart rate spikes and even post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms) can be resounding.
How Can We Help?
We appreciate that having already been through a stressful situation, you won’t want to go to court without sound reason. Therefore, we will assess your situation and determine whether your claim is likely to be successful. We also have access to the right medical experts. In essence, their testimony can help you build the evidence you’ll need to:
- support your request for compensation, and;
- keep you informed every step of the way.
Your compensation claim for anaesthetic misdiagnosis and negligence starts with getting in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts today. We can tackle the maximum compensation you deserve for any clinical negligence. Such is the case whether it involves faulty surgical procedures, spinal cord injury or anaesthetic awareness issues.
Moreover, the solicitors we work with recover:
- financial losses you suffer;
- costs you incur;
- recognition for the personal injury toll your medical negligence claims take on you;
- and more.
We support our clients by:
- Investigating their situation thoroughly to ascertain whether their claim has a good chance of success. The claimant must prove negligent care causes their injury, and it can be painful if it fails.
- Collecting and organising evidence to present a solid case. Our solicitors make their case against the responsible care provider. Your compensation claim can also include putting you in contact with the right independent medical experts for an assessment.
- Negotiating an acceptable amount of compensation based on your circumstances. Moreover, measuring those against what claimants with similar injuries to yours earned in the past.
- Representing you and supporting you should your claim go to court. This is so regardless of whether the responsible party disagrees with the claim, or refuses to pay fair compensation.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Lawyer
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert anaesthetic negligence claims solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your anesthetic negligence case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.