Santa Rosa Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia is one of the most important advances in medicine. Anesthesia allows surgeons and medical professionals to perform invasive medical procedures without causing pain and discomfort to the patient. Anesthesiologists are physicians who specialize in this field. These professionals are required to administer an appropriate dosage of anesthetic and to carefully monitor patients. When anesthesiologists fail in any of these duties, the results can be tragic. If you have been injured as a result of an anesthesia error, you have many needs. You will likely require additional surgery and medical treatment. Your injuries may prevent you from working. Anesthesia errors may lead to lasting pain and suffering.
If you have ever heard a person recount a situation where they had gone under the knife and were not completely anesthetized, the stories are truly horrific. Whether a person could actually feel everything happening during surgery or he experienced pain, damage, paralysis, brain damage or an allergic reaction after surgery, any kind of anesthesia error is traumatic for the sufferer.
When your injuries are the result of medical negligence, it is important to work with a lawyer who is ready to fight for your full measure of damages. Teal & Montgomery, with offices in Santa Rosa and Sacramento, has decades of experience serving individuals and families throughout California. Contact our firm today to get started on your case.
The Reality of Anesthesia Errors
It’s not very encouraging to think about the fact that anesthesia errors happen. If we do consider it, then we must accept that there are consequences of those errors. Some questions you might have are:
- Who is to blame when these errors and complications happen?
- Was the anesthesiologist monitoring the patient as he or she should have been during the entire surgery, or was it an assistant?
- Did the patient completely disclose his or her medical history before surgery?
- Was that medical history shared with the anesthesiologist as it should have been?
- Were any of the patient’s stats misread, such as weight, height, heart rate or something else that would have caused the anesthesiologist to improperly adjust the medication?
How many complications occur because of Anesthesia?
Wrongful diagnosis leading to anesthesia complications caused 0.724 per 1,000 i individuals discharged from surgeries in the United States in the year 2000. The statistics also exhibit:
- 718 per 1,000 of complications in patients 0-17
- 58 per 1,000 of complications in patients 18-44
- 0606 per 1,000 of complications in patients 45-64
- 833 per 1,000 of complications in patients over 65
What constitutes an anesthesia complication?
There are many things that could happen that could fall under the category of anesthesia errors. Some of these are:
- Too much anesthesia
- Too little anesthesia
- Drug interactions
- Allergic reaction
- Delayed delivery
- Defective medical device
- Failure to properly monitor the patient
Results of Anesthesia Errors
Any one of the errors listed above can lead to injuries that can quite literally change the course of a person’s life, and not for the better. Some of the effects of anesthesia errors include
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
The attorneys at Teal Law Firm in Santa Rosa, California will embark on a full investigation of your injuries to find out exactly how medical negligence caused your injuries. Additionally, we will collect evidence of your damages. Once we have all we need, we will present your claim for damages to the negligent party’s insurer. Medical malpractice claims are typically difficult to prove and require diligence and experience to win. Although some cases are settled without having to go to trial, many medical malpractice cases are eventually determined in the courtroom. You can rely on our law firm to present a strong case in the courtroom.
Contact the Santa Rosa Anesthesia Mistake Attorneys of Teal & Montgomery
We welcome you to contact us online or call 707-703-4038 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience All consultations are free, and we will not charge attorney’s fees unless we are successful in your case.