Do you know who your anesthesiologist is? Too often, victims of medical errors focus on who the surgeon is, but ignore the second most important person in the operating room: the anesthesiologist. Whether it is an injury from an intubation, a deprivation of oxygen, an overdose of medication, or a positioning error that leads to a neurological injury, anesthesiologists are responsible for the lives of patients who undergo surgery. These anesthesiologists work long hours on complicated cases, have to administer narcotic medication, or work on infants in the middle of the night.
Anyone who is planning a surgery should investigate the anesthesiologist as thoroughly as they do the surgeon who will operate. When a surgery is planned, the risks of anesthesia must be discussed, as well as the patient’s choice for alternative anesthesia such as an epidural or local. The injuries from anesthesia errors are always vast, causing catastrophic damages to newborns, teenagers and adults alike.
Here at Gill and Chamas we take pride in retaining the world’s foremost experts on anesthesia, be it pediatric or adult. We handle each case with care and integrity, making sure the client is always informed. At Gill and Chamas we also are recognized by the insurance industry as aggressive and relentless advocates for the injured.