Spinal Anesthesia Errors

Paralysis

Cook County Anesthesia Malpractice Attorney

Many people do not fully realize potential risks of spinal anesthesia. They do not know that paralysis can occur when spinal anesthesia is given improperly, and discover the devastating truth when they or a loved one is injured.

At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois, our training and experience gives us the ability to recognize anesthesia errors when other lawyers miss them. At times, the evidence of these errors is so well hidden in the medical records that even medical experts hired by other attorneys to review cases cannot locate them. Our in-depth review allows us to discover how medical malpractice affected your life and hold anesthesiologists, hospitals and health care providers responsible for the harm they caused you.

Even if another law firm has turned you down, we may be able to find the evidence of negligence needed to pursue your case. Don’t give up. Contact us today for a free case review by a lawyer who is also a medical doctor.

How Epidural (Spinal) Anesthesia Negligence Leads to Paralysis

Negligent administration of epidural anesthesia can lead to paralysis in several ways. Sometimes, the patient may be given the wrong kind of medication — often one to which he or she is allergic. In other cases, too much medication is used.

Very large doses of epidural anesthetic can cause respiratory paralysis. This paralysis of the intercostal muscles (the muscles between the ribs) and diaphragm occurs when the epidural blocks the intercostal and phrenic nerves, which supply the diaphragm. Patients are unable to breathe. Their heart rate and blood pressure drops — and emergency treatment is necessary to save their lives.

Nerve damage can also be caused by a spinal epidural. Victims experience paralysis, such as paraplegia and quadriplegia, which affects every aspect of their lives, including bladder and bowel function and sexual function.

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For a free case review by a lawyer who is also a medical doctor, contact us at (312) 346-8700. You may also contact us online.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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