Everything about anesthesia malpractice

Everything You Need to Know About Anesthesia Malpractice

Are you wondering if you could benefit from the services of medical malpractice lawyers? Unfortunately, there are a large variety of issues that can happen when seeking medical services that may cause you to end up needing to work with medical malpractice lawyers. One of these issues is anesthesia malpractice.

In this article, we’ll discuss:

  • What anesthesia malpractice is.
  • What some of the most common anesthesia injuries are.
  • Why you should seek help from medical malpractice lawyers due to anesthesia malpractice.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we’re medical malpractice lawyers who are here to help you if you’ve been the victim of anesthesia malpractice.

What is anesthesia malpractice?

In one form or another, anesthesia has been available for over 100 years. Much has changed since the earliest forms of anesthesia were introduced, making anesthesia not only safer, but more effective than ever before.

While there are certainly a lot of benefits to anesthesia, such as making procedures that would previously have been impossible or extremely painful now almost “routine”, there is always the possibility of something going wrong while a patient is under anesthesia.

These are the four most common types of anesthesia:

  • Local anesthesia. Only a small part of the body is numbed, and the patient is still conscious. This type of anesthesia is used most commonly for small operations such as stitches and dental procedures.
  • Regional anesthesia. As with local anesthesia, the patient remains awake. Regional anesthesia involves numbing a larger part of the body than local anesthesia. One of the common types of regional anesthesia is an epidural during labour.
  • Monitored sedation. This type of anesthesia is used for less-invasive procedures like colonoscopies. You may remain semi-conscious.
  • General anesthesia. This is the most extreme form of anesthesia, where the patient is completely unconscious. It is used for major surgeries, such as open-heart surgery.

Anesthesia requires someone with a lot of training to administer and manage it safely. There is always the possibility that the person administering or even requesting the anesthesia can make a mistake, which can lead to the patient suffering from a variety of consequences.

Mistakes while administering or requesting anesthesia (of any kind) are the basis for anesthesia malpractice. Some of the most common causes of anesthesia malpractice are:

  • The anesthesiologist does not correctly warn the patient to avoid drinking or eating before surgery.
  • The anesthesiologist does not adequately review the patient’s medical history, including their medications.
  • The breathing tube is not situated correctly.
  • Too high or too low a dose of anesthesia is used.

What are some of the most common injuries from anesthesia malpractice?

This is not an exhaustive list of all the potential injuries that can arise from anesthesia malpractice. If you’re not sure if you’ve been the victim of anesthesia malpractice, then you need to consult with medical malpractice lawyers to see what your next steps should be.

These are some of the most common injuries from anesthesia malpractice:

  • Damaged teeth
  • Damaged organs
  • Nerve damage
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Ongoing pain
  • Brain damage in newborns

All of these can have a massive impact on your quality of life. If you or a loved one has undergone a procedure with anesthesia and had an adverse medical outcome, then you need to contact medical malpractice lawyers.

Why should I seek help from medical malpractice lawyers if I’ve been the victim of anesthesia malpractice?

It’s essential to seek help from medical malpractice lawyers if you’ve been the victim of anesthesia malpractice. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you get the financial compensation you’re entitled to.

When you consult with medical malpractice lawyers, you can:

  • Find out how strong a case you have.
  • Discuss how medical malpractice lawyers can help you pursue a case.
  • Learn what kind of compensation you may be able to get.

Injuries from anesthesia malpractice can impact you for life. Talk to medical malpractice lawyers to make sure you know how to pursue a case properly.

Why should I choose Sommers Roth & Elmaleh if I’m looking for medical malpractice lawyers?

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience with a variety of medical malpractice cases. When you come to talk to our medical malpractice lawyers, we can explain:

  • The most common types of medical malpractices and the experience our medical malpractice lawyers have pursuing cases for them.
  • Why it’s so important to hire medical malpractice lawyers, regardless of the type of medical malpractice case you have. Medical malpractice lawyers can help you navigate the legal system, which can be extremely challenging on your own.
  • How medical malpractice lawyers can help you pursue a case more effectively, with potentially higher compensation than you can pursue on your own.
  • Why it’s so important to ensure you get the financial compensation you’re entitled to if you’ve been injured by anesthesia malpractice. You can use the compensation you get to pay for anything from home modifications to attendant care services.

Don’t suffer alone! Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can support and guide you through the complicated process of pursuing a medical malpractice case.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Injured by Anesthesia Malpractice

Now you know more about the following:

  • The different types of anesthesia and how anesthesia malpractice can be caused by any of them.
  • Some of the most common injuries are from anesthesia malpractice, including damaged teeth, nerve damage, and ongoing pain.
  • Why it’s important to seek help from medical malpractice lawyers if you’ve been injured by anesthesia malpractice.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience ensuring our clients get what they deserve. We’re here to help you if you’ve been the victim of any type of medical malpractice.

Contact Us to Learn More

Please reach out to Sommers Roth & Elmaleh to learn more about how our medical malpractice lawyers can help you pursue your case if you’ve been injured by anesthesia malpractice or any other type of medical malpractice. You can reach us at 416-961-1212 or contact us online.

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