A person undergoing a surgical procedure will typically be administered some form of anesthesia to sedate them and minimize pain during the procedure. When an anesthetic isn’t delivered properly, the results can be devastating. A mistake involving anesthesia can leave a patient with lasting health issues and in some cases, may result in the tragic death of the patient.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to an anesthesiologist’s careless or reckless actions, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit or the family may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact the St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to discuss your case today.
Problems with Anesthesia
Mistakes involving anesthesia can prove particularly dangerous for patients. When a person goes under, they need to be carefully monitored and provided with the right amount of anesthetic. Failure to keep this balance can lead to very serious health concerns. The following problems may occur due to an anesthesiologist’s mistakes or a machine defect:
Too much anesthesia
Too little anesthesia
Improper patient monitoring
Improper placement of a breathing tube, or intubation
If an anesthesiologist fails to perform his or her duties in a manner consistent with their training and experience, they may leave the patient with permanent, life-threatening health problems.
A mistake by a medical professional involving anesthesia can result in very hazardous health complications. For more information about your legal options if you’ve been injured because of improper use of anesthesia, contact the St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.