Anesthesia errors present one of the most overlooked risks of surgery. One in every 200,000 patients die from an anesthesia mistake. When you consider that statistic in light of the fact that anesthesia is administered 40 million times a year, you can truly understand the magnitude of that statistic.

The thought of having any medical procedure can be daunting and intimidating. Typically, patients worry about the procedure/surgery, but they often overlook, or fail to consider at all, the possibility of an anesthesia mistake.

Injuries associated with anesthesia mistakes include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Loss of heart function
  • Death
  • Tracheal damage
  • Lack of oxygen
  • Brain damage
  • Anesthesia awareness (when the patient is still feels the pain of procedure but is unable to move or communicate)

Anesthesia errors are a form of medical malpractice. Therefore, if you or someone you love was the victim of an anesthesia mistake, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Often,  my clients come to me looking for something even more valuable than compensation; answers. They want to know why they suffered the injury and if their injury could have been prevented.

Anesthesia mistakes have a number of different causes, including:

  • Anesthesia dosage errors
  • Incorrect intubation
  • Lack of patient monitoring
  • Failure to recognize complications
  • Delay anesthesia delivery
  • Leaving patient unattended
  • Staff communication errors
  • Staff negligence
  • Prolonged sedation
  • Defective equipment

Did you or someone you love suffer one of the injuries above as the result of an anesthesia error? If so, you have to call me now for a FREE consultation at 1 (877) 944-4373.

I will help you understand your rights, get the answers you need, and the compensation you deserve. As your Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

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Sadly, patients die every day as a result of anesthesia mistakes. These mistakes should have been prevented and as such, they are considered a form of medical malpractice. Even simple surgical procedures can turn deadly because anesthesia was improperly administered or monitored. If you believe medical malpractice occurred due to an anesthesia mistake, it is imperative to contact an experience medical malpractice attorney right away.
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