Anesthesia Complications

Houston Anesthesia Errors Attorney

Every year in America, approximately one person in 1,000 suffers complications from local anesthetic or general anesthesia for surgery. Deaths from anesthesia complications can occur during a procedure as simple as having a tooth pulled. It is the responsibility of every anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist to ensure that every precaution has been taken to prevent complications to patients under their care.

Unfortunately, diagnostic mistakes and medication errors often result in post-surgical complications. The law firm of Hampton & King, represents people who have suffered injury as a result of improper anesthetic administration. Contact Hampton & King, to schedule a no-cost consultation about your claim.

We assume all costs for the investigation and case development. You will not be charged attorney's fees, costs, or expenses unless you receive compensation for your injuries.

We have helped people recover compensation for:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Negligent intubation
  • Esophageal intubation
  • Misintubation
  • Over-sedation
  • Excessive sedation
  • Asphyxia resulting in brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Allergies to anesthesia drugs
  • Misread medical charts
  • Improper anesthesiologist or anesthetist training
  • Death of a loved one

Why do anesthesia mistakes happen?

Anesthesia mistakes happen for three primary reasons.

First, mistakes happen because of poor communications among the medical staff assigned to your medical treatment. Simply put, nurses and doctors are often too overworked to fully discuss your treatment and procedures.

Second, some technicians don't have the proper training to administer anesthesia properly. Hospitals and clinics, squeezed for resources, often use nurse anesthetists who are not fully trained on the equipment at hand.

Finally, medical charts are not always carefully read by busy doctors, surgeons, or anesthesiologists. A simple thing like misreading information about possible allergic reactions can result in major complications.

If you feel you or a loved one have suffered complications from anesthesia, we can help you determine whether medical negligence was a cause. Contact our Houston medical malpractice law offices at 713-574-8660 to schedule a no-cost consultation with attorney Hartley Hampton or Chris King.