Failure to Administer Anesthesia Correctly
A mistake in the administration of anesthesia during a medical procedure
can be disastrous. If not performed correctly, anesthesia can cause permanent
injures, brain damage, memory loss, or even death.
Like many cases of
medical malpractice, anesthesia mistakes can occur during the medical procedure, as well as
pre-operative and postoperative care. Also, the incorrect administration
of anesthesia can occur in places outside the hospital, like dentist offices
and cosmetic surgery clinics.
Anesthesia requires the use of many different and special techniques and
drugs. Because of this, the chances for mistakes being made in either
the administration of anesthesia or the maintenance of the body while
under the effects of anesthesia is fairly large.
Most of the time, if there is a mistake related to the anesthesia, the
anesthesiologist causes it. Mistakes can occur due to
improper diagnosis or examination by the anesthesiologist. If they do not check for possible
allergies or medical conditions, then the effects of the anesthesia could
Failing to monitor the condition of a patient, who is under anesthesia,
can cause a number of very dangerous medical problems or even death. If
you or a loved one has been injured or even killed by anesthesia, contact
a medical malpractice lawyer immediately. An experienced medical malpractice
lawyer can help you determine who is liable for any damage.
There are many different people that could be held liable for a mistake
involving anesthesia, including the anesthesiologist, surgeon, doctor,
nurse, hospital, clinic, dentist, and any other medical staff. An anesthesia
mistake can be very serious and can leave you with many different damages,
including pain and suffering, loss of wages, and unnecessary medical bills.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice involving
anesthesia in Washington, DC contact an experienced medical malpractice
lawyer at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Our lawyers will
work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.