Experienced Atlanta Anesthesiology Malpractice Lawyers
Going under the knife is a scary process. However, the actual scalpel itself may not be the most important thing to worry about. Rather, the application of anesthesia is typically the most dangerous part of a patient’s surgery.
The job of an anesthesiologist needs to be performed with extreme caution, as they have zero room for error. There are a few different ways that anesthesia medical malpractice can occur. Whether they involve the use of too much anesthesia, too little anesthesia or the wrong type of anesthesia, all of them can be detrimental to a patient’s health. While proving negligence in an anesthesia medical malpractice case is difficult, our attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, have the experience and resources available to help you determine if you have a case, and they will work to obtain you full financial compensation.
Types Of Anesthesia
There are three main types of anesthesia; general, regional and local. General anesthesia is used to put patients in a completely unconscious state; regional anesthesia is used to anesthetize only one area of the body, such as a spinal block; and local anesthesia is applied to only one small part of the body.
The complications of anesthesia can vary, depending on the type that has been used and the patient who’s receiving it. Complications can arise from the use of any of the three variations of anesthesia, with general anesthesia being the most dangerous.
Causes Of Anesthesia Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can occur at any time during the surgical process, whether it’s during preoperative preparations, in the operating room, in the recovery room or at some other time in the process. Often, anesthesia medical malpractice is caused by anesthesiologists making simple errors in judgment or overlooking obvious signs or danger. Simple errors and warning signs that anesthesiologists may overlook include:
- Administering the wrong dosage
- Administering an overdose
- Using defective equipment
- Failing to educate patients about pre- and post-surgery behaviors
- Neglecting to monitoring the patient’s vital signs
Complications Of Anesthesia Medical Malpractice
There are several complications that can occur from anesthesia medical malpractice. The complications range from life-threatening to more minor, temporary problems. Some of the most common complications stemming from anesthesia medical malpractice include:
- Heart attack
- Nausea and vomiting
- Brain damage
- Respiratory difficulties
Contact Our Attorneys At Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, Today
Anesthesia medical malpractice can lead to a number of complications and has the potential to cause patients life-threatening problems. If you have been involved in an anesthesia malpractice incident, contact our team at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, today. To schedule a consultation, fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 404-973-0341.