Anesthesia Malpractice Attorney
Anesthesia errors frequently occur during surgeries, but most are identified and corrected during surgery. Patients rarely, if ever, find out about the mistake. In most cases, the patient or the family is notified when there is a severe anesthesia problem. In the case of a death, the family of the patient will also be notified.
Most anesthesiologists never meet the patient or family before the surgery. If they do meet, it is very brief, right before the surgery starts. The patient and the family do not have much time to check the credentials or the background of the anesthesiologist. Before surgery, patients will often seek multiple opinions from different surgeons. At the very least, the patient or the family will discuss the surgery’s risks and benefits with the surgeon. Patients will rarely consider the anesthesiologist’s significant role and obligation during the surgery and post-operation recovery. In most cases, patients will have a successful surgery but develop a severe problem during the post-operation recovery.
Side effects of general anesthesia include:
- Confusion and memory loss
- Difficulty passing urine
- Bruising or soreness from the IV drip
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shivering and feeling cold
- Sore throat, due to the breathing tube
If you have sustained an injury due to anesthesia, you could have a medical malpractice or negligence claim. Contact an attorney today to have your case evaluated. CALL US ANYTIME (281) 475-4535 or fill out a consultation form here to start the process.