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Anesthesiology Errors

If you undergo any kind of surgical procedure or other potentially painful treatment, you will likely be administered anesthetics. Anesthetics can be local, which means only part of your body will be numbed, or they can be general, which means you will be unconscious throughout the procedure. In either event, anesthetics always carry certain risks that must be carefully considered.

Anesthetics are administered by specialized doctors known as anesthesiologists. Like all doctors, anesthesiologists must pay close attention to their patients and take every reasonable step to meet their needs. If they do not, the consequences can be disastrous for the patients who trusted them.

Examples of Anesthesiology Errors

Anesthesiologists play an important role in medicine. They use information about each patient to determine the type and amount of anesthetics that should be used and then monitor patients during and after their procedures. An anesthesiologist can seriously endanger a patient if he or she commits an error such as:

  • Prescribing too much anesthesia, which can cause organ failure and even death
  • Prescribing too little anesthesia, which can lead to significant pain and suffering for the patient during and after the procedure
  • Prescribing an anesthetic that interacts with other drugs the patient is taking
  • Failing to carefully monitor a patient’s breathing, heart rate, or other vital signs during or after a procedure
  • Failing to educate patients about self-care before or after a procedure

Errors like these may cause painful injuries, lasting disabilities, or life-threatening medical complications. They are also considered forms of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a negligent anesthesiologist, you may have grounds for filing a legal claim.

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The San Antonio medical malpractice lawyers Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers are dedicated to fighting for victims of negligence. To discuss what we can do for you, contact our offices today at (210) 999-9999.

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