Injuries Caused by Anesthesia Related Medical Malpractice
We all rely on a host of medical professionals to provide medical treatment and services. These can range from operating complicated medical imaging devices to filling out prescriptions with many of these services having the potential to injure a person should they be carried out improperly. One of the most damaging medical services should it be carried out improperly is surgery. Many people at some point in their lives will end up requiring surgery. It is one of the most hands-on forms of medical treatment available and as a result, can suffer from dangerous human errors. One of the most dangerous kinds of errors to occur during surgery is one involving the anesthesia administered to the patient.
Florida Medical Malpractice Claims
When a doctor fails to fulfill the standard of care expected of them and end up injuring their patient out of negligence then that can be considered medical malpractice. The standard of care in the context of medical services offered by medical professionals is the level of care that a patient should be able to expect from a medical professional as determined through comparison to that medical professional’s colleagues in the same field. Basically, if a doctor makes a mistake or is negligent in a way that similar doctors would not be then there is a high chance they could be considered guilty of medical malpractice.
The damages caused by medical malpractice are often significant and can leave victims in dire straits both emotionally and financially. Things like medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, as well as pain and suffering all can all potentially be compensated through a medical malpractice claim. These claims require expert assistance in proving a medical professional’s negligence and breach of the standard of care. Give your claim the best chance of success by enlisting the aid of Eberst Law. For information on how Eberst Law can help you get the settlement you need either call our Gainesville office at 352-269-0017 or fill out an online contact form.
What Kind of Anesthesia Errors Injure Patients?
The anesthesiologist has an especially important job of ensuring that a patient is properly rendered unconscious for the duration of the surgery. It is integral that they make sure the medication is correct, the dosage correct, and that the anesthesia is monitored properly the entire time.
Getting the dosage of anesthesia incorrect can have severe consequences for the health of a patient. If the dosage is too low then they can possibly regain consciousness during the surgery. This can be exceptionally painful and injure the patient badly. If the dosage is too high then a patient can suffer cardiac or blood pressure issues. The type of medication is integral as well since certain medications might react badly with others administered during surgery or the patient might be allergic and suffer a reaction. During surgery the patient must be monitored so that the dosage of anesthesia can be changed accordingly or there may be issues like the aforementioned ones.
Anesthesia that is administered to a patient must be administered at the right time as well. If it is given too early or late then there is a risk that a patient might be conscious for part of the surgical procedure. A patient must also be given proper instructions on what to do before being administered anesthesia. This includes instructions regarding eating and drinking a certain amount of time before surgery.
Injuries Caused by Anesthesia Medical Malpractice
- Post-operative pain
- Tooth damage caused by improper placing of a breathing tube (intubation) during the operation
- Sore throat and/or damage to the larynx
- Nerve Damage
- Allergic reaction from the anesthesia (anaphylaxis)
- Respiratory issues
- Heart attack
- Birth defects with pregnant mothers
- Anesthesia awareness (The patient regains consciousness)
- Blood clotting
Consider Eberst Law as Your Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries because of a medical professional’s medical malpractice then do not hesitate to contact Eberst Law. Our attorneys specialize in cases involving medical malpractice and are ready to help you seek compensation for the damages you suffered.
The lawyers of Eberst Law understand that injuries caused by malpractice can turn your life upside down. Allow our lawyers to assist you in your pursuit of compensation by assisting in the investigation of how your malpractice occurred, securing evidence that can prove a liable party’s negligence, negotiating with the insurance company, and guiding you through the legal process. When you hire Eberst Law as your legal representation, you ensure your case is in the hands of experienced lawyers that will fight for you.
Contact Eberst Law today at 772-225-4900 or online for a free, no-risk consultation about your injuries.
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