Anesthesia Malpractice Attorneys in California

An anesthesiologist is trained to administer anesthesia during surgery or when a patient is experiencing extreme pain. When anesthesia is administered following the standard of care, it is safe and effective. When it is administered incorrectly, patients can suffer from heart attacks, strokes and comas. Anesthesia malpractice can even result in fatalities. The attorneys at Anderlini & McSweeney LLP provide quality legal services to people and families who have been affected by anesthesia malpractice. We help people who have been injured by medical malpractice pursue fair and full compensation.

Were you injured, or was someone you care about injured, by anesthesia malpractice? Call Anderlini & McSweeney LLP today at 650-242-4884 or toll free at 877-312-9694 to arrange a consultation. You may also fill out a contact form and someone from our firm will be in touch with you promptly. From our office in San Mateo, we serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

An Anesthesia Mistake Can Cause Serious Injury

An anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist is responsible for the proper administration of anesthesia. Anesthesia mistakes can result from failure to monitor the patient, failure to properly intubate, or failure to recognize distress or complications. Anesthesia malpractice can result in various conditions and problems, including the following:

  • Asphyxia
  • Birth defects
  • Coma
  • Death

  • Heart attack
  • Loss of bodily function
  • Spinal cord injury or paralysis
  • Stroke

Anesthesia Errors Have Many Causes

Anesthesia malpractice can occur because of improper administration of oxygen, using defective equipment and even poor communication among hospital staff. Common causes of anesthesia errors include the following:

  • Overdose of anesthesia
  • Underdose of anesthesia
  • Delayed administration of anesthesia
  • Allergic reaction that could have been prevented
  • Drug interaction that could have been prevented
  • Failure to monitor patient

If someone you know was injured by anesthesia malpractice, contact our firm. During your consultation, a lawyer can review your case and discuss how we can help you.