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Anesthesia Error Law

Has a loved one suffered injury or death because of poorly administered anesthesia? Unfortunately, medical malpractice contributes to approximately 80,000 deaths in the United States each year. Anesthesia errors are part of this problem.

There are four major types used: general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, regional anesthesia and local anesthesia. For Regional anesthesia anesthetic drugs are placed close to a nerve to block the nerves ability to signal pain to the brain. Spinal anesthesia is used commonly during childbirth to minimize pain in the lower body. Local anesthesia numbs the skin and tissue only and is used commonly for dental procedures.

Unfortunately, regardless of the type of sedation method used if it is done incorrectly, there can be long-term side effects such as coma, brain injury and even death. If someone you love has been injured due to an anesthesia error a personal injury attorney who is an expert in medical malpractice law can help answer your questions and help you file a personal injury claim.

Side Effects of Anesthesia

All surgeries have risk and various side effects. How do you know if you have a normal side effect of anesthesia or if it is something more serious? Not all side effects indicate a medical error has occurred. Below is a great chart showing some of the differences between common and severe symptoms or side effects.

Common Side Effects of Anesthesia

  • A feeling of nausea and vomiting lasting for a few hours up to a few days
  • A sore throat
  • Dizziness and blurred vision due to a loss of fluids and lower blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Itching- may be a side effect of stitches or various opiates
  • Pain at the point of injection
  • Various aches and pains or backache
  • Minimal amount of bruising and soreness
  • Temporary memory loss

Severe Side Effects of Anesthesia

  • Severe damage to the eyes
  • Severe allergic reaction to drugs
  • Nerve Damage that does not heal
  • Death - death is rare and often is a result of multiple complications occurring together
  • Equipment failure
  • Severe chest infection
  • Bladder irregularities which do not heal
  • Permanent paralysis
  • Permanent damage to lips, tongue or teeth

Anesthesia is necessary in many cases to minimize pain. Unfortunately, if it is used inappropriately, the equipment fails or an inexperienced Anesthesiologist or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is negligent in its administration then personal injury can occur. If you have any questions regarding your side affects a personal injury attorney, in our www.personalinjuryplace.com network, can help evaluate your condition and answer any questions you have.

Anesthesiologist Negligence is Wrong, Get Help Now!

If you or someone you love has been injured because of the medical negligence of an Anesthesiologist or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist an Anesthesiologist Negligence Attorney familiar with medical malpractice laws can review your medical records and determine if medical malpractice has occurred. An attorney also has the resources to find a health care provider to review your medical records and identify potential medical negligence.

Medical negligence may be caused by administering too much anesthesia, complications from the anesthesia, failure to evaluate complications from a medical condition or any number of other medical errors. An anesthesia error injury attorney who is an expert in anesthesia injuries can help you determine the cause of your personal injuries and file your claim to recover compensation for your pain and suffering.

An anesthesia malpractice lawyer can also give you advice on the statute of limitations for your claim. You may have up to two years to file your personal injury claim but medical malpractice law may vary by state and injury. It is important to talk to a personal injury attorney who is familiar with medical malpractice law in your state to determine the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case for your injury.

If you believe you or a loved one has suffered injury due to an error in the administering of anesthesia fill out an evaluation form and let an experienced attorney provide a free consultation to review your personal injury case.