Anesthesia Error

North Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawyers

When a patient undergoes surgery under anesthesia, the diligence of the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist is critical to a healthy recovery. Anesthesia is a delicate science, and errors such as delivering the wrong amount can be catastrophic or fatal.

The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd brings 25 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation to claims of anesthesiologist negligence. If you believe that the error of the physician or hospital staff caused injury or death, contact us for a free case evaluation. Located in Fayetteville, we take cases throughout North Carolina and in surrounding states.

Anesthesia Malpractice

We have recovered significant settlements and verdicts for malpractice, including negligence by an anesthesiologist or a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Trial attorney Wade Byrd can uncover the errors, decisions or inaction that caused lasting harm or death:

  • Oversedation (brain injury, heart attack or respiratory failure)
  • Undersedation (patient awakens or experiences the pain of an operation)
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Nerve damage from injection, IV or catheterization
  • Injuries during insertion of breathing tubes
  • Inability to intubate once anesthetized
  • Incorrect application of reversal agents
  • Medical distress of unattended patients after surgery

For example, our client's throat cancer nodules prevented intubation after he was sedated. The hospital lacked the right equipment to respond to the crisis, and he suffered permanent brain damage from the oxygen deprivation. We recovered damages against the anesthesiologist and the hospital.

Proving Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesiologist and CRNA negligence can be tied to pre-operative evaluations and procedures, failing to monitor the patient during and after surgery, and prematurely transferring patients from the post-op recovery room to a hospital room (while still groggy, woozy or nauseous).

The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd hires forensic nurses and anesthesiology experts who can attest that negligence of the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist caused injury. We then use economists, medical and vocational specialists to determine the future needs of the client and press for full compensation for the financial and personal losses.

Call 910-779-3135 for a free initial consultation. We can visit anesthesia injury victims at home or hospital throughout North Carolina, and we welcome cases from Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina and beyond.