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New Hampshire Anesthesia Malpractice Lawsuits

When you need to go under anesthesia for a medical procedure, you expect to wake up unharmed. After all, anesthesiologists are highly-trained medical professionals who know how to dose their patients properly, even under stressful conditions. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors are all too common in surgical settings, leaving victims with life-altering injuries. 

If a negligent or under-qualified anesthesiologist has injured you, you need an experienced attorney in your corner. The highly-qualified attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience helping malpractice victims like you fight for the justice they deserve. Our attorneys are dedicated to taking a personalized approach to every case to address each of our client’s unique needs. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our experienced legal team, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form

Types of Anesthesia Errors in New Hampshire

Anesthesia is used daily in medical settings to keep patients comfortable during surgeries and other painful procedures. However, anesthesia errors occur all too frequently. Anesthesiologists are responsible for administering the drug as well as monitoring and responding to the patient’s vital signs. If an anesthesiologist acts negligently while performing their duties, the patient may suffer significant harm. Some common anesthesia errors include the following:

  • Improper dosage
  • Failure to monitor the patient’s vitals
  • Defective equipment
  • Delayed administration
  • Intubation errors
  • Failure to correctly administer oxygen
  • Failure to respond to complications

Many scenarios can cause preventable injuries and fatalities. Victims of anesthesia errors and their families have the legal right to pursue compensation against the negligent party. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our anesthesia malpractice attorneys have a proven track record of successfully achieving justice for victims of anesthesia errors in New Hampshire. 

Establishing Liability in an Anesthesia Malpractice Case

To prove that malpractice occurred, you must first prove that the anesthesiologist owed you a duty of care and violated that duty by acting negligently. In a medical malpractice case, negligence occurs if the medical professional does not uphold a reasonable standard of care while treating the patient. In other words, you must prove that the doctor’s actions deviated from what most doctors would do in the same situation. Depending on the details of your case, several different parties may bear liability, such as the anesthesiologist, hospital, or equipment manufacturer. 

When you partner with an experienced medical malpractice attorney like those at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you can trust your lawyer to investigate your case carefully to determine and prove liability.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for an Anesthesia Malpractice Case?

In New Hampshire, victims of anesthesia errors and other forms of medical malpractice must file a claim for compensation in a specific time frame, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case in New Hampshire is three years from the date the incident occurred. However, there may be exceptions to this rule depending on when the malpractice was discovered. 

While three years may seem like ample time to file a claim, it is in your best interest to act sooner rather than later. Evidence may be lost or destroyed over time, and witnesses may forget what they saw at the time of the incident. One of the skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can review the facts of your case, help you determine a path forward, and help you navigate your next steps. 

How the Skilled New Hampshire Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our seasoned anesthesia malpractice attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping medical malpractice victims recover the compensation they need to move their lives forward. We can guide you through New Hampshire’s complex legal process as we help you achieve the justice you deserve. Some of the ways our skilled anesthesia malpractice lawyers in New Hampshire can help you include the following:

  • Thoroughly investigating your case
  • Collecting evidence to establish liability and damages
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Advocating aggressively for your rights and interests inside and outside of court
  • Keeping track of your medical bills and other expenses
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Addressing your concerns and answering your legal questions

Our New Hampshire anesthesia malpractice lawyers can help you recover compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial losses through a medical malpractice claim. Your attorney will work with you to understand every aspect of your case and advise you on which damages you may be eligible to collect. 

Speak With a Trusted New Hampshire Anesthesia Malpractice Attorney Today

Anesthesia malpractice can leave victims and their families feeling overwhelmed and powerless. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we find the negligence of medical professionals unacceptable and are committed to holding liable parties accountable for the suffering they have caused. Our medical malpractice team includes experienced attorneys like Kyle A. Camileri and Jessica M. Gray and is assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. Our award-winning team has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients and devotes 100% of their practices to litigation. 

To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our experienced team can help you, give us a call at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today. 

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