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Anaesthetic Awareness Claims

Anaesthetic awareness happens when a patient under general anaesthetic becomes partially or fully-aware to what is happening during surgery or a procedure and has direct recall of those events.

Thankfully, anaesthetic awareness is rare. However, there has been more media coverage involving medical negligence cases recently, making it a high topic of conversation.

Doctors have conducted research which has concluded that 1 or 2 patients out of every 1,000 experience some sort of awareness.

What Causes Intraoperative Awareness?

The cause of anaesthetic awareness could be:
  • Incorrect or poor technique
  • Failure to check equipment
  • Faulty equipment
  • Incorrect level of sedation
  • Wrong method of anaesthesia
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Case Study: Anaesthesia Medical Negligence

H v Hywel Dda University Health Board

This claim relates to an emergency c-section that was undertaken during labour. Sadly, there was a failure to communicate between the anaesthetist and consultant prior to commencing the procedure which resulted in the patient maintaining full-feeling throughout.

Damages are estimated to be awarded in the region of £45,000.00.

Have You Suffered Anaesthesia Medical Negligence?

If you have woken up during surgery and suffered pain as a result, you could have an anaesthetic awareness claim. Get in touch with our friendly and experienced medical negligence solicitors to learn more.
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Meet the Key Individuals



Sue Edwards
Sue Edwards
Partner
Solicitor

Head of Medical
Negligence and Personal
Injury Department
Cardiff Office


Thomas Stride
Thomas Stride
Associate

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Amy Downey
Amy Downey
Legal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence


Glendora Hendrickson
Glendora Hendrickson
Personal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


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