Anesthesia Error Medical Malpractice
Anesthesia Injury Medical Malpractice Claims
What is Anesthesia Error Malpractice?
How do Anesthesia Injuries Occur?
- The dosage of the anesthesia could be too little and a patient can regain consciousness during surgery.
- The dosage of anesthesia could be too strong and cause respiratory or neural injuries to patients.
- Patients could have a negative reaction to anesthesia because of an allergy.
- The type of anesthesia used could have a negative reaction to other drugs in a patient’s system and cause a wide array of health issues like clotting, hear issues, excessive bleeding, etc.
- A patient can be given the wrong anesthesia altogether and suffer complications.
- The timing of anesthesia administered to the patient can be incorrect and lead to a patient being rendered unconscious too early or too late so that they regain consciousness during surgery.
- Something can go wrong during the monitoring of anesthesia and the patient’s state during surgery. This could be because of faulty equipment or an anesthesiologist’s error when it comes to altering the dosage as needed during surgery.
- The patient may not have had the proper instructions given to them by their physician when it comes to not eating or drinking within a certain time of being given anesthesia.
Common Injuries Caused by Anesthesia Medical Malpractice
- Heart attack
- Tooth damage due to the placing of the breathing tube (intubation) during the operation
- Sore throat and/or damage to the larynx
- Allergic reaction from the anesthesia (known as anaphylaxis)
- Respiratory issues
- Birth defects with pregnant mothers
- Nerve Damage
- Post-operative pain
- Blood clotting
- Anesthesia awareness (the person regains consciousness during the operation).