Anesthesia errors can be a result of medical negligence or a number of other possible reasons. A patient's vital signs and blood loss must be closely monitored during procedures requiring anesthesia. Additionally, consideration of the patient's medical history and a close monitoring of the patient's response to the anesthesia are also required. Finally, some anesthesia accidents occur when the wrong dose is administered. Failure to monitor or correctly implement any of these procedures can result in a life-altering injury to the patient.
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Common Causes of Anesthesia ErrorsMistakes, oversights, or miscalculations during the administering of anesthesia can result in a variety of serious injuries and/or long-term health complications - and the cause of these errors can be complicated or straightforward. There are times when a nurse, physician, surgeon, or the anesthesiologist may fail to intubate the patient properly. Failure to closely monitor and recognize when a patient is in distress may be the cause of the accident. Or lack of communication between the medical staff, defective equipment, and the improper administration of oxygen during anesthesia procedures can all lead to patient fatality or the following injury:
- heart attack
- brain injury
- birth defects
- diminished health
Compensation for Anesthesia MalpracticeIf you are a victim of negligence or anesthesia errors leading to medical complications or injury, there are multiple paths to seek compensation. This compensation may include the following:
- Pain and suffering reimbursement for either physical, mental or emotional trauma that is endured as a result of anesthesia mistakes.
- Medical costs related to discovery, future medical care, rehabilitation, and long-term care required as a result of malpractice.
- Lost wages and future earnings as a result of injuries resulting from negligence and prevention of ability to work.
- Punitive damages in the form of financial compensation to punish extreme negligence or conduct by the guilty party.