is often a necessary part of medical procedures and can be associated with serious health risks. Experienced medical professionals can make the process as safe as possible for patients, but there are few worse experiences than when something goes wrong. This may result in anaesthetic awareness, which refers to patients waking up or feeling excruciating pain while undergoing surgery. If you’re given too much anaesthetic, or aren’t monitored carefully throughout the procedure, this can also have long-term health consequences.
At Switalskis, we know how it feels when you are let down by a doctor or medical professional. When you go under anaesthetia, you put your life in your doctor's hands and trust that they’ll treat you with the care you deserve. When things go wrong and you’re subjected to negligence, it is often devastating. Our expert medical negligence solicitors know how you feel and want to help you put things right.
In these cases, it's vital to make an anaesthetic negligence claim. Compensation can make your recovery more comfortable, help you to make adjustments to your life to accommodate your injury and hold those responsible for your pain and suffering to account for their actions.
If you’ve suffered due to errors made by a medical professional during and you want to make an anaesthetic negligence claim, reach out to Switalskis. We're here to talk about your situation and guide you through the process of pursuing justice.
Anaesthetic negligence is a highly specialised area of medical law that requires a unique blend of legal and medical expertise. The consequences of such negligence can be severe, affecting both your health and your peace of mind. At Switalskis, we're committed to guiding you through this complex process, offering a comprehensive service that goes beyond just legal representation.
Our approach involves a review of your medical records, consultations with experts, and a comprehensive gathering of all relevant evidence. We aim to build a robust case that clearly establishes the link between the negligence you experienced and the harm you suffered.
At Switalskis, we understand that every case is unique, with its own set of emotional and physical challenges. That's why we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. From the moment you reach out to us, we focus on understanding your individual situation, offering personalised advice and solutions.
Anaesthetic negligence covers a broad range of medical mistakes, injuries and healthcare failures. To illustrate the types of situations in which you might be able to make an anaesthetic negligence claim, we'll explain some of the most common injuries that may entitle you to compensation:
This is not a comprehensive list of circumstances that might allow you to claim compensation. The best way to learn whether or not you can claim is to speak to a specialist solicitor about your situation. Call Switalskis today for a free conversation and we’ll help you to understand your eligibility.
There are several common issues that may be caused by anaesthetic negligence. You may be eligible for anaesthetic compensation if you experienced any of the following:
Our solicitors are sympathetic to the challenges patients often face when they’ve suffered from medical negligence. It can be difficult to revisit these experiences when making an anaesthetic negligence claim and Switalskis will give you the time you need to tell your story. We approach every case with patience and understanding, because we know that at the heart of every claim is a person whose life was changed by a difficult experience.
The process of making a claim can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the time it takes to negotiate a settlement and whether or not the liable party admits their responsibility. However, we will always follow the same procedures to help you build the strongest possible case and succeed in securing compensation.
At Switalskis, we stay in touch with our clients at every stage to keep them up-to-date on our progress, so you'll always know exactly where your case is up to.
Every anaesthetic negligence claim is different. A compensation award depends on numerous factors including the nature and extent of your injuries, the long-term effects on your health and lifestyle, and any money you lost because of the incident.
The results of medical negligence while under anaesthetic range from mild pain with no lasting effects to life-changing injuries. This makes it impossible to provide an estimate without knowing the full circumstances of your case. However, we can explain the factors that we consider when calculating how much compensation you are entitled to receive. The total compensation is a combination of two types of damages:
Call a specialist solicitor from Switalskis for a free initial chat about your circumstances. By talking through your unique situation, we’ll be able to estimate how much compensation you could receive and get the process started.
Potential costs are among the biggest concerns our clients have about claiming compensation. At Switalskis, we're committed to making the process as accessible as possible by offering various funding options to meet your needs:
Remember, your first consultation with our clinical negligence solicitors is free and without obligation. We'll discuss the funding options available to you and help you choose the best one for your situation.
When it comes to making an anaesthetic claim, it's vital to be aware of the statutory time limit, also known as the limitation period. The general rule in England and Wales is that you have three years from the date of the negligence, or from the date when you first became aware of the negligence (known as the date of knowledge), to bring a claim. This date of knowledge is not necessarily the date the injury happened, but instead when you realised that the injury or health problem was caused by someone else's error.
There are a few exceptions to this rule:
Given the complexity of limitation periods and the potential consequences of missing these critical deadlines, we strongly recommend seeking legal advice as soon as you think you may have a claim.
If you’ve experienced anaesthetic negligence, you don’t need to suffer in silence. Anaesthetic negligence compensation claims can help to put things right. Speak to the team at Switalskis today to learn how much compensation you could be owed and start the process of making your claim. Call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website today.