Types of Anesthesia Mistakes

When a person undergoes a surgical procedure, doctors will typically use anesthesia ranging from local anesthetics to full general anesthesia to help prevent the individual from experiencing any pain. Unfortunately, though, anesthesia is not infallible, and it requires careful monitoring by anesthesiologists in order to avoid dangerous complications. When anesthesiologists or related medical practitioners make mistakes with administering anesthesia, they can be held accountable for this carelessness.

Many people think that anesthesia complications are just part of the risks they assume when undergoing surgery, but if a doctor’s error led to the issue, he or she may be held liable. The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can help Massachusetts patients understand their legal rights and options following an anesthesia error.

Common Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia mistakes can lead to a number of complications for patients, from full or partial consciousness during surgery to brain damage due to a lack of oxygen. Some of the leading types of anesthesia errors include:

  • Not gaining informed consent of the patient
  • Failing to give anesthesia the chance to take effect
  • Failing to properly monitor the patient under anesthesia
  • Allowing the dangerously prolonged sedation of a patient
  • Giving a patient too much or not enough anesthesia

Any of these errors can lead to significant pain and discomfort of a patient, and in some cases, they can lead to permanent damages.

Contact an Anesthesia Errors Attorney in Massachusetts

If you or a loved one has suffered from medical malpractice such as anesthesia errors, the attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, may be able to help you secure financial compensation. Contact us today by calling (617) 426-4488 to learn more about your legal options.