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Anesthesia-related medical malpractice leads to large awards

Anesthesiologists provide a valuable service by administering anesthesia to a patient before surgery. The administration of anesthesia also poses the risk of potentially serious, and even deadly, mistakes, however. A California anesthesiologist who administers an incorrect dosage of anesthesia or fails to monitor a patient properly may have committed a serious instance of doctor malpractice.

Medical malpractice lawsuits stem from three primary mistakes

It is a fact of medical care that doctors will make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes are often very costly for the victims, not only financially, but also due to the major health consequences that doctor errors can have on a patient's life. Due to the huge impact a California doctor's mistake may have on a patient's life, a patient may decide to pursue a medical malpractice claim.

What are some initial steps in a medical malpractice claim?

When a California patient has been injured at the hands of a negligent doctor or nurse, the patient may feel as if his or her life has been turned upside down. He or she may not only have extensive medical expenses, but may also feel victimized by doctor malpractice. Filing a medical malpractice claim can be a way not only to obtain compensation following malpractice, but also for a victim to feel that he or she can hold the negligent party accountable for the poor care provided.

California patients have important rights after medical errors

A California patient who has received poor medical treatment, or whose condition has worsened after medical care, may feel confused and vulnerable. He or she may have many unanswered questions about how a medical professional who was supposed to be helping actually caused harm, and what his or her options are moving forward. A patient may feel angry after preparing thoroughly for a medical procedure and asking crucial questions, and yet still receiving poor medical care.