Philadelphia Area Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Anesthesia Errors | Intubation Mistakes | Failure to Monitor
Use of Wrong Sedatives | Inadequate Oxygen to Patient

Most surgical procedures require some type of anesthesia. While experience and research have combined to make the use of anesthesia much safer, injuries caused by anesthesia errors are still far too common, and these injuries are often catastrophic. If your loved one has suffered unnecessary injury because of negligence by an anesthesiologist, the attorneys at Shaffer & Gaier can help.

At Shaffer & Gaier, our partners have more than 45 years of collective experience fighting for the rights of injured people throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area and representing clients from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We know that every case is unique, but our commitment remains the same — to help you get the best result possible in a timely and cost-effective manner. We keep a registered nurse on our staff so we can fully and effectively assess your medical condition, as well as your needs. We will take the time to learn the details of your case, and will fully discuss your options with you so you can make good decisions that protect your interests.

We provide a free initial consultation. To arrange a meeting, contact our office online, or call us in Philadelphia at 215-751-0100 or in New Jersey at 856-429-0970.

Our Representation in Anesthesia Error Cases

We aggressively advocate for people who have suffered injury because of negligence in the administration of anesthesia. We handle cases involving all types of careless or wrongful conduct, including:

  • Failure to conduct a proper workup on a patient before the administration of anesthesia
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient’s vital signs while under anesthesia
  • Administration of the wrong sedative or anesthetic drug
  • Poor intubation, resulting in inadequate oxygen supply while under anesthesia
  • Failure to properly monitor the blood pressure of a patient under anesthesia
  • Negligence in maintaining a sufficient supply of oxygen to a patient under anesthesia

We will help you seek damages for all losses resulting from anesthesia errors, including lost wages and income, additional medical expenses, loss of consortium or companionship, and physical injury or suffering. We will also help you recover compensation for any specialized equipment required as a result of anesthesia-related injuries, as well as the costs of retrofitting your home or vehicle to address special needs.

Contact Us

To schedule a confidential consultation, call our Philadelphia office at 215-751-0100 or our New Jersey office at 856-429-0970, or contact us online. There is no cost or obligation for your first meeting. We will travel to meet with you if necessary, and evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

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