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Mississippi Surgery and Anesthesia Mistakes Medical Malpractice Attorney

Surgical injuries and mistakes involving anesthesia can and do frequently result in life-transforming, permanent pain for the patient. The entire family is normally affected when a patient is harmed. When medical professionals do not abide by well known, standard medical protocols, the result is usually medical negligence and medical malpractice. Medical professionals are trained to respond according to these protocols in all medical scenarios. A violation of any procedure is clearly an act of negligence, and a malpractice case is the injured party’s right. Sessums Dallas PLLC, a Mississippi medical malpractice and medical negligence law firm offers a complimentary case review.

Types of Surgery and Anesthesia Mistakes Resulting in Medical Negligence/Medical Malpractice:

Surgery and anesthesia misconduct results in medical negligence. A small sampling of surgical injuries includes the following:

  • Surgery on the incorrect side of the patient’s body (e.g., operating on or removing wrong leg)
  • Scheduling incorrect surgery
  • Unsanitary surgical environment and/or medical instruments
  • Surgery committed on the wrong patient

Anesthesia Mistakes and Errors May Include the Following:

  • Research indicates that approximately one out of every 200,000 to 300,000 patients die yearly because of anesthesia errors
  • Delayed anesthesia delivery to patient, resulting from IV error, vaporizer leakage and other complications are common
  • Ignoring or failing to be aware of the patient’s allergies to the anesthesia
  • Intubation-caused injuries
  • Failure on the part of the anesthesiologist to properly monitor and follow through to completion
  • Mistakes related to the type of anesthesia utilized – incorrect for the patient
  • Improper diagnosis by the anesthesiologist or assigned medical professional
  • Many other negligent actions by doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses, clinics, etc. that use anesthesia

What Type of Relief May Be Available for Injured Victims?

The legal system provides compensatory damages intended to “make the party whole” – that is, in theory, as whole as the victim was prior to a botched surgery or anesthesia mishap. Of course, nothing can replace a patient’s once-healthy body and psyche completely, but monetary compensation can help the victim and his or her family continue on in life with financial security. Plaintiffs may seek the following compensatory damages. (Each case is different and this is to be discussed with your attorney):

  • Coverage for medical bills, future medical needs, hospital bills, therapy, rehabilitation, medication, around the clock care, and more
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering endured by the injured party
  • Past, present and future lost income; lost projected increases in income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium – marital relations
  • In some cases punitive damages may be appropriate
  • Speak with your attorney about the specifics of your case

Contact Sessums Dallas PLLC for a Free Initial Consultation – No Legal Fees Whatsoever Unless We Win or Settle Your Case:

Attorneys Brad Sessums and Bobby Dallas have more than 19 years of experience serving clients in and around the Mississippi area, including Jackson, Brandon, Clinton, Madison, Meridian, Tupelo, as well as throughout the country. They have been continually recognized by their peers and each awarded the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Award for superior ethical standards and legal ability – most recently this year, 2013, each earning a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0. Additionally, they have been Selected Best Lawyers as well as Super Lawyers for the last ten-plus years. These are extremely the highest ratings and a testament to their level of client devotion and legal ability.

Cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis and there are no legal fees unless we successfully resolve your case through verdict, mediation, negotiation, or settlement. We will not hesitate to take your case to court and fight for the maximum compensation allowable under the law. We have the experience and know-how to get the job done. We have won personal injury and wrongful death verdicts and settlements in many areas, including:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Hospital negligence
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to correctly interpret radiology films
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication error
  • Anesthesia error
  • Birth injury
  • Automobile and truck accidents
  • Product liability and auto defects
  • Insurance bad faith
  • General personal injury

An example of some of our awards:

  • Improper care and treatment during hospitalization resulting in cardiac arrest, leading to quadriplegia – $9,000,000
  • Failure to diagnose epiglottitis – $2,797,042
  • Compartment syndrome – $500,000
  • Failure to diagnose and advise patient, resulting in kidney failure, dialysis required and awaiting kidney donor – $3,000,000
  • These represent just a very few of our many case awards, settlements, negotiations and verdicts.

To Schedule a Complimentary Case Review with Sessums Dallas PLLC, Contact Us Now:

Call us at 601-933-2040 or 800-270-6082 to schedule your free initial case review.