The questions on this page were answered by our team of Virginia Beach & Norfolk personal injury attorneys. The questions are categorized by practice area such as car accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, etc. If you have specific questions about your situation, contact our firm to set up a free consultation with an actual attorney.

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  • How many deaths have there been due to anesthesia errors over a 10 year period?

     
     
    Statistics from NIH show there were 2,211 anesthesia-related deaths in the US over a 10 year period ending in 2014, with 42.5% due to adverse effects of anesthesia during surgery or medical treatments. 

  • What are some of the injuries that anesthesia errors can cause?

    Many anesthesia errors result in serious injuries, such as damage to the trachea, brain damage, birth defects, spinal cord injuries, heart attacks and stroke. 

  • How many deaths are there per year from anesthesia errors?

    It is estimated there are 150 deaths in the United States each year due to anesthesia complications that happen during surgery or in other types of medical care. 

  • What is the first step in pursuing a nursing home abuse or neglect claim?

    Many times a family member will sense that something is wrong in the care of the nursing home resident, and sometimes family members will hear directly from the resident that treatment is poor. If you decide to take action, it is important that you consult with a qualified attorney to review the matter.

    The attorney will then undertake to assemble a review of the situation, which will include a review of the records for the nursing home outlining the care that has been given. 

    If the case has merit, medical experts will be hired by the law firm to discuss the particulars of filing suit or presenting a settlement demand.