Anesthesia Errors

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Anesthesia errors represent one of the most common types of medical malpractice in the United States, primarily because the administration of anesthesia requires extreme precision. Even the slightest error can result in a serious medical tragedy. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors can and do occur – often with devastating results.

If you have suffered serious injury because of an anesthesia error, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses . Please contact us today to speak to a qualified medical malpractice attorney who can help you understand your legal rights.

Reasons for Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors frequently occur as the result of a medical professional's carelessness or negligence. Common reasons for anesthesia errors, include:

  • Giving anesthesia to an allergic patient
  • Administering too much anesthesia, resulting in an overdose
  • Failing to provide the patient with proper instructions, such as not eating or drinking prior to surgery
  • Failing to avoid harmful drug interactions with the anesthesia

Consequences of Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors happen between 50 and 100 times a day . Regardless of the reason for the anesthesia error, the consequences are tragic, even fatal. Some of the consequences of anesthesia errors include the following:

  • Ability to feel the pain of surgery
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Irreparable brain damage
  • Birth defects (when administered during labor)
  • Death

Anesthesia Errors, the Law, and You

Although the risks of serious complications due to anesthesia errors are low, the fact remains that anesthesia errors still occur and at an alarming rate. Medical malpractice laws protect those who have been injured by the inattention and negligence of their doctors and anesthesiologists.

If you or a loved one is the victim of an anesthesia error, please contact us today to speak with a qualified attorney who will review your case FREE OF CHARGE and help you determine the best course of action.

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