What to Do If Your Doctor Makes an Anesthesia Error?

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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
April 19, 2024

Anesthesia is a common part of the medical world and, when completed by a trusted professional, does not normally result in any complications or issues. However, when a careless error does occur, the aftermath can be costly and long-lasting. Whether it’s the usage of too much of the sedative, a mistake when it comes to allergies, or an intubation technique error, any act of recklessness can result in a serious outcome.

Nobody should have to suffer the negligence of a medical professional. If you have fallen victim to an anesthesia error, you are entitled to speak with a medical malpractice attorney and file a claim for the damages you deserve. Our team at Davis & Davis is here to support you every step of the way.

3 Steps to Take After Your Doctor Makes an Anesthesia Error

Experiencing an anesthesia error can be both frightening and harmful, leading to a range of health complications. If you or a loved one have been affected by such an error, it’s critical to know the steps to take to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. Here are three crucial steps to follow:

Document Your Experience

The first step after experiencing an anesthesia error is to document everything related to your experience. This includes keeping a detailed record of the medical procedures you underwent, the names of the healthcare professionals involved, and any symptoms or complications you’ve experienced since the error occurred. 

Also, save all medical records, receipts, and correspondence related to your treatment. This documentation will serve as vital evidence should you decide to pursue a legal claim for the damages you’ve suffered.

Do Not Settle For the First Offer

Following an anesthesia error, it’s not uncommon for the responsible party’s insurance company to offer a quick settlement. While it might be tempting to accept an offer and move on, these initial offers are often far less than what you may rightfully deserve. Accepting such an offer can also waive your right to pursue further compensation. It’s essential to understand the full extent of your injuries and the impact they may have on your life, both now and in the future, before agreeing to any settlement. The medical malpractice lawyers with Davis & Davis offer a free consultation to determine if the insurance company’s offer is reasonable or if you may be entitled to further compensation.

Be wary of insurance companies, as many may attempt to minimize your suffering and losses; do not settle for a settlement offer which does not adequately cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Partner With a Dedicated Attorney

Partnering with a dedicated attorney who is skilled in medical malpractice is crucial. A knowledgeable lawyer will understand the complexities of your case, including the medical and legal aspects. 

The team at Davis & Davis will work tirelessly to ensure you are not taken advantage of by insurance companies. We also work diligently so you receive the full compensation you deserve. We are trial tested and proven to handle negotiations, gather additional evidence, and, if necessary, represent you in court to fight for your rights. With a skilled legal partner, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the complex legal part.

Injured as the Result of an Anesthesia Error? We Can Help

Put an end to the challenges brought on by an anesthesia error by placing your trust in the experienced team at Davis & Davis. With years of experience in the world of medical malpractice, we deeply understand the severity of your situation and dedicate ourselves to vigorously defending your rights. Allow us to navigate the legal intricacies so you can focus on your recovery and health.

Do not hesitate to pursue the justice and compensation you are entitled to. Reach out for a free case evaluation at (888) 522-9444 or through our contact form immediately.

John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

April 19 2024

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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