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Anaesthetic Awareness Claims

As a patient undergoing a major surgery, you have to put all your trust in the surgeons and medical professionals who will be performing the surgery.  Although it is not very common, but there are times when patients experience anaesthetic awareness during their surgery.

Anaesthetic awareness is when a patient is conscious during the surgery and remembers all the things that is happening.  The patient will feel everything that is done during the surgery, but will not able to move or signal wakefulness.  This can be an extremely traumatic experience and people who are awake during their surgery often develop some kind of psychological injury and even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Anaesthetic awareness is a form of clinical negligence and any person who has undergone this traumatic experience has the rights to claim financial compensation.

Doctors and medical professionals have a duty to ensure that surgical procedures are carried out properly.  They must also ensure that patients do not experience anaesthetic awareness during the operation.  If doctors and anaesthetists fail in their duty, they can be held responsible.

Causes of Anaesthetic Awareness

Anaesthetic awareness can result from:

  • Failure to check equipment
  • Faulty technique
  • Justified risk taking
  • Faulty equipment

The victim of anaesthetic awareness may experience:

  • Pain especially during surgeries which require insertion of sutures and skin incision
  • Paralysis together with feelings of great distress
  • Psychological disturbances such as panic, feeling of dying, depression, panic attacks, anxiety, sense of disaster, agoraphobia, thoughts of suicide, claustrophobia, etc.

Making A Claim

If you have experienced anaesthetic awareness, it is important that you get in touch with specialist medical negligence solicitors today and discuss your case.

If you are able to put up a successful claim, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of amenity
  • Medical care costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Other financial losses resulting from your injury has specialist solicitors who will be able to help you obtain financial compensation.  Since we operate using a risk free no win no fee service, you don’t have worry about our fees or any other costs of bringing a compensation claim.

So if you believe you have a case, call us on our free telephone number now and talk to an experienced member of our team.

You can also fill in our quick online claim form and request a call back.

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