Anesthesia is administered so patients can remain motionless and prevent pain during certain medical procedures. While this can certainly be a very beneficial process when properly utilized, any error made during the application of anesthesia can have severe or possibly even fatal consequences. Some of the most common mistakes that occur in during these procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Administering Incorrect Anesthetic
- Equipment Misuse or Malfunction
- Failure to Anticipate or Recognize Complications
- Failure to Monitor Patient
- Improper Administration of Anesthesia or Oxygen
- Inadequate Training
- Incorrect Dosage
- Prolonged Sedation
A frightening reality about this process is that patients are completely powerless to alert doctors or medical professionals when the anesthesia is not working. Anesthesia awareness is a phrase that refers to when a patient awakens during surgery and experiences pain but is unable to alert doctors. Victims of improperly administered anesthesia may also suffer heart attacks, brain injuries, or catastrophic nerve damage. In cases of serious mistakes, people may die.
The medical professionals who perform these processes are expected to abide by medical standards of care, and any mistake or oversight can constitute negligence. In such cases, an anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or hospital can be liable for the physical, psychological, and financial harm victims suffer as a result of these errors.
The medical professionals and establishments that are responsible for anesthesia errors will usually be defended by the teams of attorneys for insurance companies. In these types of cases, those lawyers will argue that the anesthesia team did not nothing wrong in performing the procedure. Even if they do admit some kind of mistake by the medical team, the attorneys may still claim that a victim somehow contributed to his or her own injuries and the injuries are not worth anywhere near as much as they might be seeking.
You do not need to attempt to handle these legal claims on your own. The West Chester anesthesia mistake lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices work as a team to hold negligent medical professional accountable, and we fight to get victims and their families every last dollar of compensation they are entitled to. Our firm provides these legal services on a contingency fee basis so you owe no fees if we do not get you a financial award.
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