• Car Accidents

    Have you been hurt in a car accident? BW is here to help! Contact us today to get the representation you deserve.


    Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents seriously injure or kill St. Louis drivers every day. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, we can help you immediately, with a free consultation. We've been on both sides of the truck accident fight for 30 years, so we know how to help YOU.


    Truck Accidents
  • Workers Compensation

    Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you are at the right place because we can help. We are one of the leading workers' compensation law firms in the area. We have seen virtually every type of injury there is in our 30+ years of representing hurt workers. Plus, we have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. We know the law and will work hard to ensure you get the best results possible. Contact us now and click here for more information about work place injuries.


    Workers Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice

    We pride ourselves on being strong and successful patient advocates for those who have been injured or killed because of medical error. The prestigious Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 people die every year from unnecessary medical mistakes. Although many doctors try their best, they are like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When mistakes happen, let BW's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.


    Medical Malpractice
  • Anesthesia Error

Anesthesia is often the most dangerous part of surgery.  An anesthesiologist’s job is difficult.  They have little room for error.  Anesthesiologists are paid handsomely for their expertise.  Medical insurance premiums for anesthesiologists are substantially higher than all other medical specialties.

Causes of Anesthesia Medical Malpractice
Anesthesia medical malpractice is often caused by simple errors in judgment or overlooking obvious signs of danger including:

o    Defective equipment
o    Administering an overdose due to failing to adequately examine a patient’s history or administering the wrong dosage
o    Failing in their responsibility to properly educate the patient about food or alcohol restrictions before or after the procedure
o    Negligent in their responsibility to monitor a patient’s vital signs
o    Incorrectly incubating a patient

Potential Injuries due to Anesthesia Medical Malpractice
There are no “small” mistakes when it comes to administering anesthesia.  While the mistakes may seem minor, the resulting injuries can be life altering or even fatal including:

o    Stroke
o    Heart attack
o    Brain injury
o    A collapsed lung
o    Ulnar neuropathy

 

Anesthesia Error Statistics

Respiratory problems caused by anesthesia errors are one of the most common causes of serious injury and death in anesthesia medical malpractice cases.  Approximately 45 percent of anesthesia medical malpractice cases involve respiratory issues that resulted in brain damage and death of patients.

Approximately 300 anesthesia-related deaths occur each year. A Columbia University anesthesia errors study revealed the most common causes of these deaths.

•    46.6 percent were caused by anesthetics overdose
•    42.5 percent were related to the adverse effects of anesthetics during therapeutic use
•    3.6 percent occurred during pregnancy or labor
•    The remaining 7.3 percent were due to other complications

We help people who have been injured by anesthesia medical malpractice.  We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:

•    Evening and weekend appointments
•    Home and hospital visits
•    No attorneys fees unless you collect