Anaesthetic negligence claims


Anaesthetic Negligence Claims

If you’re undergoing a significant medical procedure, anaesthesia can help you get through your treatment safely and without pain. In the vast majority of procedures, the use of anaesthetic is safe and comes without side-effects. However, when it does go wrong there can be serious consequences and you may be entitled to claim compensation.

We can provide the legal advice you need in order to commence your claim and we make the process as clear and simple for you as we can.

Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in medical negligence claims, including anaesthetic claims. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.


How can anaesthetic negligence claims arise?

Before you receive anaesthetics, it’s essential that you have been thoroughly checked to ensure that the procedure will be safe and effective. Whilst under anaesthetic, factors such as your blood pressure should also be monitored throughout to ensure that you remain safe.

Negligence can arise in a number of different circumstances, such as:

  • Waking up during the procedure, which can be physically painful and very distressing. In some cases it has been known to cause PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
  • Paralysis or disabilities can be caused by injecting anaesthetic into nerves or the spine.
  • Strokes or brain injuries can be caused by failing to closely monitor blood pressure whilst under anaesthetic.

As these examples demonstrate, when claims for anaesthetic negligence do occur, sadly there is a high probability that they will be serious. In some circumstances they can be fatal, and if you have lost a loved one or family member we can help you claim compensation for your loss.


How much compensation might I receive for negligent use of anaesthetics?

The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your claim with you.

You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:

  • Compensation for distress and upheaval
  • Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
  • Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
  • Adaptations to your home or vehicle
  • Damage to your property
  • Travel expenses incurred

We can help you assess your future needs and work with you to agree the level of compensation that you may be entitled to as a result of anaesthetic negligence.


Do I have a valid claim for compensation?

If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:

  • Was the incident within the last three years?
  • Was someone else to blame for the incident?
  • Were you injured as a result of the incident?

Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.

Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.


How do I begin a compensation claim for anaesthetic negligence?

Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.

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