Anesthesia Errors are Catastrophic
During a surgical procedure, the anesthesiologist holds the patient’s life in their hands. One mistake can cause the patient permanent brain damage, coma or even wrongful death.
At Perey Law Group, our attorneys help victims of anesthesia malpractice seek full compensation. We represent people in Seattle and throughout Washington in these cases.
The Anonymous Person in the Operating Room
Patients going into surgery rarely meet the anesthesiologist. Often, the anesthesiologist doesn’t have much communication with the other medical professionals in the room.
This lack of communication is often at the heart of the problem. Important pieces of information are left unsaid until it’s too late. Problems are not pointed out. Everyone in the room tries to work independently, instead of together.
Determining Whether Anesthesia Malpractice Took Place
Our lawyers know the importance of bringing in experts to understand what form of negligence was involved. Frequently, we are called by people who don’t understand what form of medical malpractice took place. Only after a thorough investigation is it revealed that the issue was anesthesia malpractice.
In many cases, we find that the anesthesiologist was not actually a trained doctor, but a nurse anesthetist or other party. We will find who is responsible and hold them accountable.
In one anesthesia/hospital error case, our client was injured and is in a coma (persistent vegetative state) because the anesthesiologist prematurely extubated (took out the breathing tube) from our client because the anesthesiologist was abusing drugs he was stealing from the hospital. The hospital administrator met with the client’s family and told them they did not know what happened. After the Perey Law Group became involved, we learned the anesthetist was removed from the hospital within two days after he injured our client for stealing drugs. The hospital never told the family the truth.
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in medical malpractice cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in getting compensation in your anesthesia malpractice case.
Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or filling out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.