When facing surgery, we may feel some intrepidation around the thought that even a good surgeon could make a mistake. But what we often forget is that the anesthesiologist that works with the surgeon can make mistakes or neglect a standard of care as well.
At Litster Frost, we have seen the damage that medical malpractice in anesthesiology can cause. If you or someone you care about has been injured due to anesthesiologist negligence in Boise or anywhere in Idaho, please contact our firm. There is a possibility that you can pursue legal action and hold the doctor accountable for what happened.
Pursuing Anesthesia Cases
Boise has a number of great hospitals where successful surgeries are performed every day. From Treasure Valley Hospital on Emerald to St. Luke’s downtown, anesthesiologists and surgical teams do world-class work for those that need it most. But as impressive as the quality of medical care in Boise is, the shadow of medical malpractice still looms. Doctors and their teams make mistakes, and patients suffer—and even die—due to those mistakes.
The most common anesthesia errors include:
‣ Negligence in monitoring of the patient while under anesthesia
‣ Failing to deliver anesthesia in a timely manner
‣ Incorrect medication for the type of anesthesia required
‣ Errors pertaining to patient allergies to an anesthesia medication
‣ Failure to give premedication instructions
‣ Errors pertaining to the positioning of the patient and the effect of such on blood pressure and blood supply to the brain.
The most common complications due to negligence of anesthesiologists include:
‣ Collapsed lung
‣ Nerve damage
‣ Brain damage
‣ Heart damage
‣ Birth injuries
To pursue an anesthesiologist malpractice case, it is necessary for your attorney to show the court how negligence occurred. The process of proving negligence on the part of an anesthesiologist is not easy, but it can be done. Doing so requires conducting a thorough investigation, including interviewing witnesses, analyzing medical records and consulting an expert witness, which is another doctor who can understand the medical procedure and determine if the standard of care was met.
Our medical malpractice team is experienced in investigating doctor negligence in Boise and throughout Idaho. We have expert witnesses that can be trusted to see through to the heart of the matter, and who are willing to testify in court. We know how to build a winning case, as evidenced by our history of success in and out of the courtroom.