Anesthesia is a normal part of most surgeries in America. In fact, it is estimated that it is administered about 40 million times each year for patients that are needed to be unconscious for major surgery. Typically administered by an anesthesiologist, this procedure involves putting an individual to sleep so that they feel no pain or have no recollection of the procedure for its duration. Anesthesiologists are highly trained individuals who command a hefty paycheck on account of the risk involved in their line of work.
Anesthesiologists owe you what’s known as duty of care. This basically means that they should ensure you are kept safe at all times while under, and they should take appropriate steps to mitigate and control any events that may pose as risks when you are unconscious, leading to complications.
Here are some of the negligent events which may lead to anesthesia error:
- Lack of proper training
- Rushing through the whole procedure
- Failure to properly monitor the patient’s vital signs
- Poor drug familiarity
- Not following institutional protocol
- Using faulty machinery
- Little to no supervision
- Poor cognitive abilities due to fatigue
Anesthesia errors can leave you with serious, life-threatening complications such as:
- The development of blood clots
- Serious infections such as meningitis
- Spinal column bleeds
- Heart attack
- Psychological trauma
Anesthesia errors are not that apparent, and medical professionals may try to pass on the blame to other doctors. Because of this, it is important to work closely with an anesthesia error attorney so you can get to the root of the matter. If you or a loved one suffered from anesthesia error, you may be entitled to compensation if you act fast. Please call us today on 877-561-3004 for your free consultation. We work on contingency fee basis, so you won’t pay us anything until we win your case for you. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.