What does Anesthesia Error mean?
An anesthesia error can incur when the anesthesiologist makes a mistake or acts negligently while administering anesthesia. Common mistakes include giving too much anesthesia, failing to provide the patient with proper instructions prior to administering anesthesia, administering anesthesia to an allergic patient, not properly monitoring a patient, failing to properly administer oxygen during surgery, or using defective medical devices during sedation.
Unfortunately, negligent actions due to an anesthesia error can cause serious injury or death. Common injuries include brain injury, heart attack, birth defects, nerve damage, spinal cord injury, stroke, coma, asphyxia, paralysis, and nerve damage. If you have been injured due to an anesthesia mistake and you have suffered loss or injury, you have a limited time to file an injury claim. If a loved one has died due to an anesthesia error, you may also have a claim and may be entitled to compensation. Talk to a personal injury lawyer if you have been injured due to an anesthesia error and find out your rights.