Anesthesia is used in several types of medical procedures that require the patient to be “put under.” But did you know that there is a risk of injury in these operations due to anesthesia negligence?
How Anesthesia Negligence Can Hurt Patients
A patient could be at serious risk of injury if an anesthesia-related allergy wasn’t properly addressed by medical staff before the anesthesia was administered. Miscommunications between the operating surgeon and the anesthesiologist could also result in serious physical harm to a patient.
Anesthesiologists who give too large a dose of drugs to patients could also be guilty of negligent performance of their duties if the drugs cause an overdose in the patient. And, if a patient is not monitored properly while he or she put under, this could result in serious anesthesia injuries as well.
In some cases, as noted in a recent study by The Doctors Company, patients under anesthesia are injured when medical staff ignored or shut off alarms about patients’ vital signs. This is a clear example of a serious type of negligence by medical staff in operations that require patients to be anesthetized.
Were You Hurt by Negligence in Anesthesia? We Can Help You
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of medical staff in administering anesthesia, you may have the right to damages under a medical malpractice claim. The medical negligence attorneys at the McArthur Law Firm are ready to take action to get you the best settlement possible for your anesthesia injuries. Kathy McArthur has prevailed for clients with malpractice claims in the past, and she will fight to do the same for you. Her work has led to policy changes in the health care industry to keep patients safe from negligent mistakes.
When you are ready to review your legal options, call us at 1-888-WE FIGHT.