When you, or someone you love, goes into surgery, you may assume that the most dangerous part of the procedure is the surgery itself. However, the possibility of anesthesia error is often overlooked. Anesthesia, prevents you from feeling pain during surgery, often by rendering you unconscious. Used in most surgeries, anesthesia is widely used but can be dangerous.
Unfortunately, there are many errors that an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist can make while you are in surgery that can have severe, even life altering, consequences.
Common anesthesia errors
There are a few common examples of how a medical professional can make an anesthesia error, including:
Damage from anesthesia errors
There are a wide range of issues that can occur in one’s body if anesthesia is not administered or monitored properly. These include:
How to prove error
Because anesthesia errors fall into the medical malpractice suit category, it may be easier to prove an anesthesia error using the same tactics. These cases can be difficult to prove, but it will be helpful if you can prove that there was a anesthesiologist/patient relationship, the anesthesiologist acted negligently and due to their negligence, you were injured as a result.