Many modern surgical procedures are performed under anesthesia. Despite that the use during surgery is so common, few people give anesthesia risks a second thought. However, if an anesthesia error does occur, the results can be catastrophic.
An anesthesiologist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) who is specially trained to work with surgeons to administer anesthesia during surgery. To avoid anesthesia risks, the anesthesiologist must skillfully administer anesthesia with care and precision. During surgery, the anesthesiologist must carefully monitor the patient and respond appropriately to any changes in the patient’s condition. After surgery, the anesthesiologist should continue to monitor the patient’s breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, circulation, and oxygen levels as the anesthesia wears off. While most surgeries are completed without any ill effects, anesthesia errors occur far too often.
There are four general types of anesthesia:
Regardless of the type of anesthesia administered, the anesthesiologist must take care to monitor the patient to ensure that there are no injuries or complications as the anesthesia wears off.
Side effects after surgery with anesthesia are common and may include:
Most symptoms resolve quickly. But if you have lingering symptoms after surgery or believe you suffered an anesthesia injury during surgery, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Anesthesia malpractice occurs when anesthesiologists or other medical providers make mistakes with anesthesia. These mistakes can lead to serious injuries or even wrongful death.
Common anesthesia risks during surgery include:
Injuries that can be caused by improper administration of anesthesia include:
Anesthesia errors can cause serious, life-changing injuries that can lead to physical, emotional, and financial hardship. In the most severe cases, an anesthesia error can lead to wrongful death.
Anesthesia errors can cause serious, life-changing injuries that can lead to physical, emotional, and financial hardship. In the most severe cases, an anesthesia error can lead to wrongful death. If you were injured or someone you love died during surgery due to an anesthesia error, it is important that you act quickly. An experienced anesthesia error attorney can help, but you have a short amount of time to act.
If you were injured or someone you love was killed because of an anesthesia error, you or your family might be entitled to compensation for:
In Ohio, anesthesia errors are considered medical malpractice and are subject to a one-year statute of limitations. If you do not file a lawsuit within one year after the anesthesia error injury you will be forever barred from seeking compensation.
If you were injured or someone you loved was killed because of an anesthesia error, contact the Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at Robenalt Law today. We have the experience, resources, and expertise to analyze your case, and fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.
Tom Robenalt started his litigation career representing doctors and hospitals at a large firm in Cleveland. For the past 25 years, he has used that experience to help the families of people who have been injured or killed by negligent health care providers.