I Was Awake During Part Of My Surgery, Now I Have Severe Mental Trauma
When major surgery is performed, anesthesia is usually administered. Properly used anesthesia is incredibly valuable to patients. It can make a major operation somewhat bearable. If you are going under the knife, you are placing place enormous faith in medical professionals. You expect that they will treat you will prudent care and take every reasonable precaution necessary to keep you safe. You are extremely vulnerable during this time. Imagine the horror of unexpectedly waking up during a surgery, but not being able to tell anyone about it because of the anesthetic. It is a horrifying thought and it actually happens more than you might think. Most victims who are find themselves unexpectedly awake during surgery report severe mental trauma. If you, or a loved one, was awake during surgery when you should not have been you may be a victim of medical malpractice. If you experienced mental trauma as a result, you should seek the services of an experienced Sacramento medical malpractice attorney.
Can I Collect Compensation For Mental Anguish?
Yes, you are potentially eligible for significant compensation for mental trauma caused by medical malpractice. Mental anguish can be very serious, and it is a recoverable non-economic damage in some situations. Specific types of mental anguish include:
Under California law, there is a statutory cap on noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damage can be difficult to quantify and are often fiercely contested by opposing insurance companies. If you have suffered mental pain from surgery or any other medical operation, you need to speak to an experienced California medical Malpractice attorney. The fact is anaesthesiology errors can be prevented. Medical professionals have a legal responsibility to make sure that things have been administered property and to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken. When medical professionals fail to live up to their end of the bargain, it can have serious, life changing, consequences for the victims.
Contact An Experienced Sacramento Medical Malpractice Attorney
At the Teal Law Group in Sacramento, our attorneys are completely committed to helping victims of medical malpractice. Finding yourself unexpectedly awake during surgery can be an incredibly traumatic experience. If you, or your family member, has suffered at the hands of an anesthesiologist’s error, you deserve to be compensated for your mental pain. Contact our experienced California medical malpractice attorneys today for a free consultation.