An experienced anesthesia malpractice attorney like me knows how devastating this form of medical malpractice can be. Medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities, mental impairment, and the necessity for long-term care are some of the unexpected side effects of an injury that can forever change your life. Because of my nursing experience and 17 years of experience litigating these types of cases, I’m especially passionate about pursing justice for people who’ve been hurt by the carelessness of their medical providers.
What is anesthesia malpractice?
Anesthesia malpractice is when an anesthesiologist causes an injury to a patient through an action or a failure to act.They failed to uphold the proper standard of care for the patient, which is what a different, reasonably prudent anesthesiologist would do under similar circumstances. Common anesthesia malpractice injuries include brain damage, lung collapse, and stroke.
How can an attorney help you?
To prove your anesthesia malpractice claim, my legal team at Dellacona Law Firm and I will investigate and gather all evidence which might be relevant or helpful to your malpractice claim. We will use everything from medical records and bills to chart notes, emails, text messages, and eyewitness interviews and depositions to build your case. As your attorney, I will also secure the testimony of a medical expert who can explain appropriate medical standard of care to the jury, how the healthcare provider breached that standard, and how that breach resulted in your injury.
If you’re in this situation, keep detailed notes about every phone call, doctor’s visit, and medical test that relates to your injury. It’s also helpful to keep all your medical records, bills, notes, and documentation of any other expenses you incur as a direct result of the injury together in a safe place.
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Anesthesia Malpractice FAQS
What should you ask an anesthesia malpractice attorney?
The following questions will help you determine if you should hire an anesthesia malpractice attorney like me.
- How extensive is your medical knowledge?
- Have you handled a case like mine before? What was the result?
- Have you gone to trial on a case like mine and what was the result?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case?
- How will I be kept updated on my case status?
- Can you give me a time frame of how long it will take to get my case to trial?
- How much will it cost to pursue my case and do I have to pay any money as a retainer?
When should you hire an attorney?
Good question! According to Georgia law, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims is 2 years from the time of the injury. However, there are exceptions. Dellacona Law Firm offers free consultations to discuss the unique circumstances surrounding your case and to advise you about your legal options.
How hard is it to prove anesthesia malpractice?
In Georgia, we not only must prove that negligence/malpractice occurred but that gross negligence occurred. Gross negligence means serious, even deliberate carelessness. As an emergency room and critical care nurse as well as an attorney with 17 years of experience, I have had great success in pursuing justice for my clients who have been hurt as you have. I offer a free consultation to learn the specifics of your situation and to advise you of your legal options. Please call 478-477-9000.