Anesthesia is a type of medication that prevents or reduces any pain during surgery, often making the patient unconscious during the entire procedure. Millions of Americans undergo surgery requiring anesthesia. Unfortunately, when an anesthesia error occurs due to the negligent actions of a surgeon, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other health care professional, victims can suffer serious injuries or even death.
If you have suffered a serious injury because of an anesthesia error caused by a negligent health care provider in Georgia, our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers at Kaufman Law, P.C. is committed to pursuing the compensation and justice you deserve. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have the thorough understanding of Georgia law to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Common Types of Anesthesia Errors
Doctors, surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals are obligated to monitor their patients’ vital signs and oxygenation while ensuring that the sedatives are working properly. If a health care provider fails to administer, monitor, or read the patient’s medical history and their negligence results in injury or fatality, he or she is liable to pay damages for the reckless conduct.
The following are common anesthesia errors:
- Administering more anesthesia than required
- Administering less anesthesia than required
- Failing to inform or instruct patients prior to the administration of anesthesia
- Failing to review the patient’s medical history for allergies
- Failing to monitor the patient under anesthesia
- Delayed prescription of anesthesia
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