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The seriousness of anesthesia errors

On Behalf of | Apr 13, 2016 | Doctor Errors |

Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists have a big responsibility. It is their job to ensure that the right amount of anesthesia is given during a procedure. While this sounds simple, it is anything but that. There is a lot that goes into this decision.

Any anesthesia error can have serious consequences, including injury and even death.

It can be difficult to pinpoint why an anesthesia accident occurs, but here is something to remember: This person is very rarely in an operating room during the entire procedure. Instead, they jump from one surgery to the next.

Any anesthesia error is a big deal. For example, a failure to monitor oxygen levels can cause a serious brain injury that hinders the patient for the rest of his or her life. In the most serious of situations, the person may require 24-hour care in the future.

The worst situation is when a person dies as a result of an anesthesia mistake. While the medical team and facility may push you to believe that nothing happened to cause the death, you need to realize that this is not the case.

At our law firm, we understand that anesthesia errors occur more often than they should. This is an important part of every procedure, and it should be treated as such. One mistake is one mistake too many.

If you or a family member has been injured as the result of an anesthesia error, it is imperative to learn more about your legal rights. You can do so by contacting us online or via phone for a consultation.