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Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
Whilst the vast majority of operations do run smoothly, in a small amount of cases great suffering can result. Anaesthetic awareness involves the patient suddenly becoming conscious and hugely aware of the painful surgery that they are undergoing, and the psychological consequences can be long-lasting. If you’ve suffered from crippling anaesthetic awareness during an operation, Blackwater Law can help you to fight for the compensation that you deserve.
The Consequences of Negligence
Anaesthetic awareness arises from clinical negligence and usually happens after you have not been given the correct amount of anaesthetic. It can also happen because of faulty equipment, equipment not being checked or risks being taken. In any case, being conscious during an operation can be extremely traumatic and horrifying. There are many steps that surgeons can take to stop anaesthetic awareness occurring, such as taking an in-depth look at your medical history, checking all equipment rigorously, knowing how to use it properly and of course delivering the right dose for your needs.
Battling for Justice
We have helped a large number of clients to seek the compensation and justice they deserve after anaesthetic awareness has taken place. The compensation covers you for the physical and emotional pain caused by anaesthetic awareness and we work together with key medical professionals in order to put together as robust a case as we can. The more evidence you can give us, the better, so will ask you to present as many documents to us as you can to show that you have been a victim of anaesthetic awareness. You may find that you need counselling after the experience, and the compensation can help you to arrange the best psychological treatment possible after your traumatic experience. We have an excellent track record when it comes to anaesthetic awareness claims.
Keeping You Informed
By working with medical professionals, we can make predictions of your future needs to ensure that any award can cover these too. You’ll also be covered for lost earnings caused by the experience as well as any expenses paid by your loved ones whilst supporting you. We also operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in order to remove the risk from putting a claim forward, and will talk to you in depth about your case before we decide whether a pay-out is likely or not. Call Blackwater Law today if you or a loved one has been the victim of anaesthetic awareness due to clinical negligence. We’ll always keep you updated on how things are progressing and welcome you to call us at any time with any queries that you may have.
What our clients say…
“Anna Woolf’s persistent nature when dealing with the defendant’s insurance company and encouragement when it came to pursuing the correct amount in compensation was excellent. Once again, a big thank you to Anna and all involved with my case.”Read More