Robert A. Solomon, P.C.
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New York and New Jersey

What you should know about anesthesia errors

One issue commonly swept under the rug involves anesthesia errors. They can happen at any time during surgical procedures, in-patient treatments and other parts of the care process. If you anticipate needing an operation or surgical procedure, you may want to second guess your decision. As frightening as the thought of becoming a victim of anesthesia errors may seem, you should not let it keep you from getting the medical care you need.

Anesthesia mistakes are one of several errors that occur every day in the medical field. Each year, the number of people in New Jersey who experience the often heart-wrenching, traumatic and lifelong consequences of surgical and medical procedures gone wrong increases. As the health care industry focuses more on its efforts in trying to prevent medical errors, you should take some time to learn about common types of anesthesia mistakes medical professionals often make. 

Mistakes medical personnel make with anesthesia 

There are many factors to consider about anesthesia errors. The first is that doctors, nurses and other patient staff may be the cause of medical neglect pertaining to drug mistakes. Some of the blame may even fall on the use of defective equipment and improper treatment settings. Other factors that contribute to the occurrence of anesthesia mistakes include: 

  •        Using defective equipment to administer the drugs
  •        Not checking drug labeling, administration amounts and patient histories
  •        Administering the wrong anesthesia
  •        Improper dosage
  •        Using too little or too much of anesthesia drugs
  •        Not preventing and managing adverse reactions 

Most patients do not learn there were mistakes made with their anesthesia until after they experience complications following their procedures. Many patients do not get the chance to learn about those issues because they end up dying before they can regain full consciousness. Individuals who often survive experience seizures, organ damage, spinal and brain trauma, and other major health issues. 

Some malpractice victims and their loved ones find it challenging to prove their claims. Many of them find it beneficial to speak with their attorneys for guidance and support.

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