15 Oct HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS MADE AN ANESTHESIA ERROR
Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 15-Oct-2018
Types of Harmful Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia may be necessary for certain medical procedures, but it can create serious harm and suffering for patients when doctors and nurses administer it improperly.
Types of dangerous anesthesia errors include:
- Absorption of local anesthetic gels, injections, etc. into the blood stream
- Administration of local or regional anesthesia to the wrong part of area of the body
- Administration of too little anesthesia
- Administration of too much anesthesia
- Intubation performed without proper care
- Nerve-blocking regional anesthesia that results in accidental contamination of the blood
Signs You May Have Experienced an Anesthesia Error
Your doctor, nurse, or other medical care provider may have committed a negligent error when administering your anesthesia if you have experienced any of the following:
- Anesthesia awareness (This occurs when a patient receives an insufficient amount of anesthesia and wakes up during their operation.)
- Brain damage
- Breathing issues resulting in asphyxia and oxygen deprivation
- Confusion, dizziness, and/or lack of balance
- Dental damage
- Dramatic changes in heart rate
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage (this may take the form of a persistent ache and/or severe pain when performing normal motions)
- Spinal cord damage
- Throat damage
- Vomiting and nausea
Such injuries can place a heavy personal and financial burden on affected patients and their loved ones. Anesthesia errors can result in permanent disabilities, reduced earning potential, ongoing medical care, and other long-term costs. They can also cause great pain and suffering, which can severely decrease the affected person’s quality of life and create a need for counseling and therapy.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Injured People in Long Island
The personal and financial toll of an anesthesia error is often too great to bear—but we may be able to help you recover the compensation you need to offset your costs and make things right. At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we believe that doctors and nurses who commit harmful anesthesia errors should be held accountable for the consequences of their oversight. Connect with a member of our team right away if you or someone you love has been hurt due to improper intubation, inaccurate dosing, or any other anesthesia error.
Call (888) 305-6372 today to speak to a medical malpractice lawyer in Long Island.