Orange County MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Attorney
An Orange County medical malpractice attorney at Accident Lawyers can help by first reviewing your case and working to determine whether you have grounds for a claim in the first place.
Anesthesia Errors in Orange County
Malpractice Claims and Anesthesia Erros
Today surgery has become a routine part of life. Hundreds of people undergo surgery every day, including elective surgery. They are confident that the surgeon and anesthesiologist are doing their jobs correctly, and all will be fine when they wake up after the effects of the anesthesia wear off. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Anesthesia errors can cause permanent damage, extreme pain, emotional trauma, even death. It is the job of a qualified anesthesiologist to administer the proper drugs, monitor the patient, and keep the anesthesia at the proper level through the surgery so the patient is not conscious and does not wake up. Anesthesia medical malpractice can result from:
- Administering too much anesthesia
- Administering too little anesthesia
- Defective equipment
- Failure to educate the patient properly about eating and drinking restrictions both before and after surgery
- Failure to monitor the patient
- Administering anesthesia to an allergic patient
- Failure to correctly administer oxygen during surgery
- Delayed anesthesia delivery
An overdose of anesthesia can result in death. Too little can cause "anesthesia awareness" where the patient is conscious, can feel the pain of the surgery, but is paralyzed, unable to speak or move. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice due to anesthesia errors, an Orange County medical malpractice attorney may be able to help you recover the damages you deserve.
Consequences of Anesthesia Errors
The injuries caused by the anesthesiologist's mistakes can be life shattering and irreversible: heart attack, brain damage, collapsed lung, paralysis, coma, birth defects, and death. Doctors, nurses and other staff may also be responsible for these errors, so your case may be complicated. An experience lawyer from Pacific Law Group will consult with you at no charge to let you know what he can do to assist you with your compensation claim for anesthesia errors.
Contact an Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney today for an evaluation of your case.