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Anaesthetic Negligence Compensation Claims

If you have suffered an injury or trauma due to negligent use of anaesthetic, you could be entitled to compensation.

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Many people can be nervous about operations, especially in cases where they will have to have surgery whilst under anaesthetic. Fortunately, complications rarely arise when patients are "Put Under", but there are instances where mistakes happen, complications arise and people are injured as a result.

If you feel you have suffered an injury through the fault of a doctor, nurse or anaesthetist whilst you were under the influence of anaesthetic, it's vital you seek legal advice from the experienced and accredited solicitors at Forbes.

What are Anaesthetic complications?

Anaesthetic complications can result in serious life changing injuries as well as severe physical and emotional trauma. Some of the key issues Forbes Solicitors deal with in regards to anaesthetic complication claims involve:

  • Anaesthetic Awareness - Patients waking up whilst they are being operated on.
  • Nerve and Spinal cord injuries - Incorrect delivery of anaesthetic can cause spinal injuries and serious nerve damage.
  • Anaesthetic Allergies - Anaesthetic is known to cause rashes, vomiting and breathing problems also known as anaphylaxis.
  • Strokes and Brain Damages - Incorrectly managing a patient under anaesthetic can cause brain damage strokes and other serious complications.

These are just a few of the examples of the type of medical negligence and anaesthetic complications claims the expert solicitors at Forbes deal with. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to complications arising from anaesthetic it's vital you contact the experts at Forbes today.

Why you should Claim Compensation

Your claim will help cover any on-going medical costs or rehabilitation programmes you may need as a result of your injury and help to ease any financial burdens on you and your family, replacing any loss of earnings. We fight for the maximum amount of compensation at all times to ensure your best interests are looked after.

A compensation claim also helps raise awareness of any negligent care and help to prevent patients suffering avoidable injuries.

Act now and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Our commitment to client care and focus on quality of service has led Forbes to become an industry leader in the personal injury and medical negligence sector.

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Anaesthetic Compensation Claims FAQs

How do I know if I am entitled to anaesthetic compensation?
 
 

Almost all surgeries are now accompanied by an anaesthetic, designed to lessen, or numb completely, the pain of surgery. If you have had an operation, be that serious or routine, and have undergone an anaesthetic that didn't work as it should, then you may be entitled to make an anaesthetic compensation claim. There are many ways in which an anaesthetic may fail a patient and it is usually a result of medical negligence. When a patient goes under anaesthetic, it is with the right to have it administered by a trained anaesthetist who has done all the careful planning necessary to prepare for the procedure and minimise any risks. Before your surgery, an anaesthetist, who is going to be present in the operating theatre during your surgery, is required to talk over the procedure with you and answer any medical questions you may have; in particular, whether you have had any anaesthetic problems in the past or whether you are aware of any significant allergies. Then, throughout the procedure, an anaesthetist is required to vigilantly monitor your vital signals and alert the surgeon to anything out of the ordinary.

Although done frequently in a wide number of different situations, the process of putting a patient to sleep through the administration of anaesthetic is complex and risky, from the pre-op to the recovery stages. You my feel as though you have been a victim of anaesthetic negligence if you have experienced any of the following:

Negligent anaesthesia preparation

Things like failure to seek informed consent, failure to do a full check of a patient's medical records and failure to administer the correct dose of anaesthetic are all common mistakes that may mean you are eligible to make a anaesthesia mistakes claim.

Failure to monitor or respond to crucial indicators

It's crucial that a patient is monitored for any signs of distress whilst under the influence of anaesthetic as failure to do so can have devastating consequences, such as strokes and brain damage.

If you feel you have been a victim of any of the above and would like to know more about submitting a claim for anaesthetic compensation, then do not hesitate to get in touch. At Forbes, we have an experienced personal injury team that will do everything possible to ensure that you're awarded the highest level of compensation possible for what you have experienced. We're aware of the devastating effects anaesthesia mistakes can have on an individual as well as their loved ones, especially as it occurred during a time when they were under the care of someone they could trust.

To find out whether or not you are eligible for a claim, simply get in touch with Forbes solicitors by requesting a call back or filling out an online claim form. After doing this, you can discuss your individual case with a member of our team, who will ask questions about what happened to you and can then inform you as to whether or not you're likely to be eligible for compensation. We'll then discuss the next steps of the process and what to expect at each stage of the claim. We are a team of professional, understanding and empathetic solicitors who will always strive for the best possible outcome for you.

How much anaesthetic compensation will I receive?
 
 

Without knowing the details of your anaesthetic negligence claim, it's difficult to say just how much you can expect to receive as the level of compensation that is awarded depends very much on how anaesthetic negligence has affected your day to day life and the impact it has had on your overall wellbeing. If you would like to discuss your claim with a professional member of our team, we can give you a better idea of how much compensation you can expect to receive if your claim is successful. We will work tirelessly and won't stop until we have made sure you get the best possible outcome and will be available to answer any questions about the ongoing process, during what can be a very traumatic time. Don't suffer in silence, contact Forbes about your anaesthetic negligence claim, today.

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