Columbia Anesthesia Errors & Prescription Drug Errors Lawyer
Hospital drug errors and anesthesia negligence can lead to life-threatening conditions including nerve damage, heart attack, organ failure, and death. If you or a loved one was injured, or lost their life, to an anesthesia or prescription mistake, you have the right to hold the hospital accountable. By filing a malpractice lawsuit, you can seek compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and much more. Our Simmons Law Firm Columbia anesthesia error and prescription drug error lawyers have successfully sued countless hospital and healthcare providers for their devastating negligence, and can help you seek justice for the grave damages that have been unfairly thrust upon you and your family.
Anesthesia is a vital aspect of surgical and life-saving procedures, such as inducing coma following brain trauma or the removal of cancerous tissue. Anesthesia allows for invasive surgical practices that would otherwise be impossible to do on conscious patients. However, anesthetizing patients is one of the more dangerous aspects of surgery. The anesthesiologist must administer enough medication to properly sedate the patient, but not enough to cause adverse and dangerous side effects. Anesthesia errors can lead to a number of serious health issues, including nerve damage, damage to the voice box, stroke, heart attack, system toxicity, organ failure, and death. According to research published in the National Library of Medicine, anesthesia errors are caused by the following top ten risk factors of healthcare providers:
- Inadequate experience;
- Inadequate familiarity with the equipment or device;
- Poor communication with the healthcare team;
- Inattention or carelessness;
- Excessive dependency on other personnel;
- Failure to perform normal checkups;
- Poor training or experience; and
- Lack of supervision.
Prescription Drug Errors
Prescription drugs can save lives. They can also take them if administered improperly. Prescription drug errors are a form of medical malpractice, and injured patients have the ability to file lawsuits in order to seek financial justice for their damages. Hospitals both prescribe and administer prescription drugs. As such, there is a risk that either the doctor prescribes the wrong drug, or the pharmacy or nursing team provides the wrong medication or dosage. Hospitals have the responsibility of ensuring:
- The correct drug is given;
- The correct dosage is given;
- The drug does not dangerously interfere with the patient’s other medication;.
- Proper health history screening takes place to ensure the drug is safe for the patient; and
Contact an Anesthesia and Prescription Malpractice Attorney at Simmons Law Firm Today
The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is three years under Section 15-79-110. This means that even if the injury or death occurred a few years ago, you still have the option of filling a claim. We urge you to take immediate action, whether the incident took place more than a year ago, or it occurred recently, by reaching out to Simmons Law Firm. You can schedule a free consultation with one of our Columbia anesthesia and prescription malpractice attorneys by calling 803-779-4600 today.