When a North Carolina patient goes to the hospital for a procedure, he or she expects to receive quality care from every medical professional involved. From the surgeon to the techs, each health care provider should provide service that meets a certain standard. This is especially important for anesthesiologists since they are the doctors responsible for putting the patient to sleep or providing appropriate medicine to avoid pain during a procedure.
An anesthesia error can result in significant patient harm. A mistake can cause serious physical injuries or even death. One of the most common consequences of this type of medical error is a traumatic brain injury. It is possible this type of mistake happens because an anesthesiologist is involved with multiple procedures at one time.
This specific doctor may not be in the surgery room for the entire procedure. When there is a problem or something goes wrong, he or she may not be there to address it immediately. Anesthesia errors may be the result of medical negligence, overwhelmed doctors and lack of proper patient care. Both the patient and family could have grounds to pursue legal recourse after experiencing any type of medical malpractice.
Anesthesia errors are usually preventable, and they can have devastating consequences. If a patient believes he or she was a victim of this specific type of medical malpractice or if a North Carolina family is grieving the loss of a loved one, it could be grounds for a civil claim. It is typically beneficial to seek appropriate legal help when navigating these types of claims and fighting for rightful recovery.