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
- Heart arrhythmia
- Loss of heart function
- 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.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.