Maryland Medial Malpractice Attorneys Discuss Anesthesia Errors
In addition to the errors that may be committed by the surgeon, anesthesia errors can also occur. An anesthesiologist is a doctor who uses drugs to monitor a patient’s essential bodily functions during a medical procedure. Because of the serious nature of this doctor’s job, the drugs used must not only be the correct amount, but the correct type. Organs such has the heart, lungs, liver, brain, etc…can be compromised if there is an error made by the anesthesiologist. These types of errors can not only lead to serious injury to the patient, but death can also occur. Your medical malpractice attorney will also be looking to see if communication errors were made between your doctors because this is a big cause of anesthesiology errors.
Errors can occur when the doctor:
Gives incorrect dosage
Failure to take adequate medical history for allergic reaction
Failure to note complication or interaction with patient’s prescribed medications
Failure to monitor patient’s vital signs during the procedure
There may be some general side effects of anesthesia. These general side effects are typically “mild” in nature and are non-life threatening. Many patients experience minor side effects from the use of general anesthesia.
A bad result or a mild side effect/complication does not necessarily indicate that a medical mistake occurred. Conversely, if the patient has a permanent injury or dies because of the anesthetic given, a medical malpractice attorney should be contacted immediately.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to an anesthesia error know that there are individuals who you can speak with regarding the challenges that you will face in the future. The attorneys here at Boston Law Group, LLC handle medical malpractice cases in all the counties throughout Maryland, namely:
Boston Law Group, LLC represents victims of birth injury and medical malpractice throughout Maryland. We can help victims in:
Prince George’s County
Anne Arundel County
St. Mary’s County