Anesthesia Error Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Anesthesia is commonly administered to reduce and prevent pain during surgery. Depending on the type of anesthesia given, patients may be sedated during the procedure, given general anesthesia, or they may remain awake while the surgical site is numbed.
Failing to properly administer anesthesia can result in serious complications, even death.
Factors that contribute to anesthesia errors include:
- Qualifications of the anesthesiologist
- Manner in which anesthesia was administered
- Possible interaction with other drugs in the patient’s system
- Whether a known allergy was overlooked
Death, paralysis and other serious injuries caused by anesthesia errors may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. A medical malpractice lawyer can assist with obtaining compensation for injuries caused by anesthesia errors and will investigate the reason for the error. If you suspect you a loved one was a victim of anesthesia error, contact a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer to investigate your potential claim.