Anesthesia is a type of medication which reduces or prevents any sort of pain during surgery, typically rendering the patient unconscious throughout the procedure. Each year, millions of Americans undergo some form of medical treatment requiring anesthesia. However, when a patient endures avoidable harm due to errors regarding the administration of anesthesia, healthcare providers should be held responsible.
Anesthesia errors include the following:
- Dizziness and Blurred Vision
- Brain or Organ Damage
- Nerve, Vein or Artery Damage
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Birth Defects
- Seizures and Stroke
- Cardiovascular Collapse
- Blood Pressure Complications
If you have been injured or suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, our Birmingham medical malpractice attorney is prepared to take your case. We can conduct our own extensive investigation, gathering the necessary evidence to provide you with aggressive and personalized representation.
Common Types of Anesthesia Errors
Doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals have an obligation to uphold, monitoring their patients’ vital signs and oxygenation while making sure the sedatives are working properly. While anesthesia mistakes occur in a variety in ways, they mostly arise due to the negligence and careless actions of healthcare providers. Rarely do patients interact with their anesthesiologist and lack the understanding of their role and purpose, due to the lack of time for a patient and their family to undergo a background check or check their credentials before surgery.
Common errors include:
- Administering more anesthesia than necessary
- Administering less anesthesia than necessary
- Use of defective medical equipment used to administer anesthesia
- Failure to inform or instruct patients before administering anesthesia
- Failure to administer oxygen during surgery
- Failure to monitor the patient
- Delayed delivery of anesthesia
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