Anaesthetic & Intensive Care Errors

When anaesthetic errors are made it can leave you in pain, frightened and potentially disabled.

Although it occurs thankfully very rarely, patients can find themselves awake during surgery because of mistakes in administering anaesthesia.  It can be very frightening as one may lay paralysed unable to communicate but still feel pain (Anaesthetic Awareness).

Mistakes can also happen in intensive care following surgery if patients are not monitored carefully or managed properly.  Recovery can be delayed unnecessarily or in the worst cases a patient may die.

Our Client Promise

Our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors will be able to advise you on whether you have a good chance of claiming compensation, as well as assessing your claim’s value. All of our initial consultation work is free and the vast majority of claims go on to be funded by a conditional fee agreement (also known as “no win, no fee”).

We pride ourselves on our customer service. As part of our customer promise, we will seek to obtain an early settlement for you. In some cases we are able to obtain interim compensation payments on your behalf that can be used to pay for your continuing care or reduce any financial hardship you may be suffering as a result of your injury. We also aim to ensure that you get all the rehabilitation support that you need.

Common Anaesthetic Claims

Examples of anaesthetic mistakes where a negligence claim may be pursued can include the following: –

  • Anaesthetic Awareness (being awake during surgery)
  • Failure of anaesthesia (epidural, injection “Block”)
  • Brain damage
  • Nerve injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Starting your Medical Negligence claim

When you contact us we will first seek to understand the nature of the injury you have experienced and determine whether you received negligent care.

Once we have established the facts, we will be able to provide you with some initial advice. Our dedicated team of solicitors will also talk you through the claim process so you can make an informed decision about whether to progress your claim.

Call our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors now on 0844 800 9860 for a free consultation or contact us online.

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