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Ann Arbor MI Anesthesiology Errors Lawyer

Severe Injuries and Death Due to Anesthesiology Errors

At Andrew S. Muth, P.C., we have in-depth experience pursuing medical malpractice cases involving anesthesiology errors.

We understand how these mistakes can affect your life. You could suffer permanent brain damage, nerve damage or death from improperly administered anesthetics. Our goal is to investigate your case from every angle to help determine liability. We want you to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Common Concerns

We have extensive experience handling cases involving errors improperly administered:

  • General anesthetics
  • Epidurals
  • Regional pain blocks

Many clients are not aware that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologists (CRNA) tend to provide anesthesiology care during many surgeries. Typically your anesthesiologist induces the anesthesia, then the nurse monitors your progress. When errors occur, even if a CRNA was involved, your anesthesiologist is still ultimately responsible for your health and well-being.

Proving Liability

If you suffered lasting effects or a loved one died due anesthesiology errors, our law firm can help you pursue justice. We investigate your case, obtaining medical records and other supporting documentation. We also consult industry-leading experts who can evaluate your injuries and how anesthesiology error likely caused your condition or death.

Our Michigan law practice has experience helping families find justice for mothers who are injured or die as the result of blood loss or other errors during childbirth.

Representative Anesthesiology Case

Our client's wife and mother went into a Lansing area hospital for a routine endoscopic evaluation of her esophagus and stomach. She had conscious IV sedation provided by a nurse anesthetist and an anesthesiologist. After the procedure was over, the nurses said they found her not breathing, mysteriously. Although resuscitated, she died several days later of brain damage due to lack of oxygen.

Several other law firms looked at the medical records and concluded that her death was due to a cardiac event which was unpredictable and unavoidable. We carefully looked at the records and found something surprising. What was written down on the nurse anesthetist's chart for blood pressures, pulses, and other vital signs that were supposedly "normal" right up until the time that the patient stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest were not supported by electronic data. The patient was monitored electronically and it looked as though the electronic monitors had been turned off for a period of time of 22 minutes.

Under cross examination the nurse anesthetist admitted that she had made up the vital signs on her chart, that the electronic monitors had been turned off, and the patient had been simply ignored. All she needed was a little oxygen to have survived. Faced with the truth, the hospital paid a settlement of more than a million dollars, and we filed a complaint with the licensing bureau to take the license of the nurse anesthetist, who not only was negligent and caused the death of a patient but lied about it on the medical records.

Free Consultations

Call our Ann Arbor area office today at 734-481-8800 orsend us an e-mail to discuss your case. We provide contingency-based fees, so there are no attorneys fees unless we recover damages for you. Our lawyers serve clients throughout the Detroit, Ann Arbor and surrounding areas of Michigan.