New Jersey Anesthesia Error Attorney
Helping Injured Patients Recover Their Full Compensation Since 1939
Whether you were given local, regional, or general anesthesia, the damages caused by an error or accident can upend your life. Anesthesia is commonly used to prevent a patient from feeling pain during an operation, but if used incorrectly, it can cause the patient further pain and suffering. That is why it is so important to hold negligent health care providers accountable for such malpractice.
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we are committed to fighting for New Jersey residents injured due to anesthesia errors. Founded over 80 years ago, our firm has grown from the two-lawyer practice it started as to one of the largest firms in New Jersey. Our staff comprises more than 25 trial lawyers well-versed in obtaining injured plaintiffs the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. In the past five years, we have successfully recovered over $350 million for our clients. Since we accept cases on a contingency fee basis, working with our acclaimed firm is risk-free. If we don’t win your case, you won’t have to pay a penny!
Contact us online or at (732) 440-3089 today to discuss your anesthesia error case in a free consultation.
Side Effects of Anesthesia Negligence
Anesthesia accidents or errors can result in the following side effects:
- Allergic reactions
- Cardiovascular issues
- Anesthesia awareness
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the above symptoms, or similar ones, we encourage you to reach out to Levinson Axelrod, P.A. We know that this can be a very confusing and overwhelming time. Our attorneys will help you navigate the legal process with confidence, without burdening you with extra stress. We are always just a phone call away, so why wait? Call (732) 440-3089 to speak with a member of our compassionate legal team.
What Leads to Anesthesia Accidents/Errors?
Anesthesia errors can occur due to a number of reasons, from failing to use machines correctly to selecting the wrong drug for a patient with allergies, and more. Even failing to monitor a patient throughout a procedure can have devastating consequences.
Although every case is unique, negligence or malpractice is typically at the heart of such missteps. The good news is that when doctors and medical professionals fail to meet high standards of patient care, they can be held accountable for any resulting damages.
Potential Damages for Victims of Anesthesia Errors
If your case is brought to a successful resolution, you may be able to recover compensatory damages, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Disability accommodations
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
The damages to which you are entitled depend on the details of your case. An attorney will help you establish the existence of negligence and damages, often through operation investigation and consultations with experts. In the interest of recovering your maximum compensation, an attorney will also help you build a strong, compelling lawsuit that eloquently presents your case.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. will efficiently handle every stage of litigation on your behalf. We are experienced in getting to the bottom of anesthesia errors, as we have done so for countless clients over the years. Don’t settle for second-rate representation when you can retain counsel from leading trial lawyers at our firm.
To speak with an anesthesia error lawyer, call Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at (732) 440-3089 today.
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