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 turn deadly.
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.