Because of a significant lack of oversight and concrete standards regarding the practice of anesthesiology in the United States, deaths and severe injuries as a result of anesthesia malpractice are disturbingly common. In Boggs v. Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, an anesthesiologist not only seriously overdosed the patient with drugs, but also failed to monitor her after the administration of anesthesia. As a result, in the operating room in the presence of multiple physicians and other health care providers, Hilda Boggs simply stopped breathing and sustained serious brain damage, ultimately leading to her death.
Bordas & Bordas brought suit against the anesthesiologist and the hospital, alleging medical malpractice as well as fraudulent concealment of evidence to cover up what had occurred. Before proceeding to trial against the hospital, Bordas & Bordas settled with the anesthesiologist following expert testimony on issues related to his malpractice as well as that of the certified nurse anesthetist. A verdict against the hospital of more than $6,500,000 was later reached. For assistance with your case, reach out to a seasoned Pittsburgh anesthesia error lawyer.
Causes of Anesthesia Errors in Pittsburgh
Anesthesia errors can occur for many reasons. Some of the most common mistakes that injure patients include:
- Failure to monitor the patient
- Intubation errors
- Spinal cord injuries resulting from misuse of spinal anesthetics
Anesthesia error cases can be complex, difficult and highly technical. Our anesthesia mistake attorneys in Pittsburgh work with leading experts in the field of anesthesia who help us investigate these cases to find out how the error took place and to identify liable parties. We use our skill and experience in medical malpractice law to pursue justice and compensation for our clients.
Contact Us to Speak to a Pittsburgh Anesthesia Error Attorney
Have you or a loved one suffered due to medical negligence? Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable Pittsburgh anesthesia error lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won’t have to pay us a thing unless we obtain results for you.
The results in a legal case depend on a variety of factors, many of which are unique to each case. Prior results by this firm or any other do not guarantee future results. Case results presented here are illustrations of the type of work done by Bordas & Bordas and not a guarantee that any prospective case will yield any particular amount.