Anesthesia Errors Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
Anesthesia allows for many medical procedures to be performed without pain for the patient. From dental treatments to major surgery, anesthesia is needed to allow doctors, dentists and surgeons to perform needed medical procedures, yet it is one of the riskiest components of receiving surgery. Anesthesiologists, dentists and surgeons receive specialized training to administer anesthesia. When mistakes are made, the patient can be put at risk of serious injuries or death.
There are many factors that are important to monitor and assess when giving anesthesia. The patient’s weight, age, health conditions and other considerations can affect the dosage and reaction to anesthesia drugs. In addition, the patient must be carefully monitored for reactions to the medication to ensure there are not complications. When there are medical errors made when giving anesthesia, a patient can be at risk of injury. Complications from anesthesia can include stroke, brain damage, allergic reaction, respiratory issues, nerve damage, blood clots, heart attack and death.
Medical Mistakes Involving Anesthesia
Even though there are some risks from anesthesia that are present even when everything is done correctly, other injuries are caused by medical mistakes. Some of the most common errors that cause anesthesia injuries include:
- Wrong dosage
- Not properly monitoring oxygen levels
- Not monitoring signs of patient distress/reaction to anesthesia
- Improper intubation
- Not recognizing or reacting to signs of complications
When anesthesia errors cause injuries or death, this is a form of medical malpractice. The medical professional and facility may be liable for damages caused to the patient, including medical treatments, loss of income, pain and suffering and other expenses. If you or a family member were harmed by anesthesia errors, contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law. We offer free consultations to discuss medical malpractice claims at our office in Tampa.