Medical Malpractice And Anesthesia Errors

A medical mistake in the administration of anesthesia can result in devastating injuries. If the mistake occurred because of negligence or medical malpractice, then you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. John Hammons has been helping victims of medical malpractice throughout Louisiana since 1980. Over the past 40 years, he has developed a team of attorneys and staff dedicated to representing victims of medical malpractice. From our offices in Shreveport and Lafayette, we fight for compensation on behalf of our clients who have been harmed by medical mistakes and health care negligence.

Types Of Anesthesia Mistakes

There are a few different types of anesthesia: local anesthesia numbs a specific area, regional anesthesia numbs a larger part of the body and general anesthesia results in unconsciousness. Mistakes in administering anesthesia can happen before, during or after a medical procedure. Common mistakes in the administration of anesthesia can include:

  • Failing to properly communicate to the patient regarding pre-op instructions – for example, failing to instruct a client not to eat or drink
  • Failing to properly review the patient’s medical history prior to the procedure
  • Failing to properly intubate a patient during a procedure requiring general anesthesia
  • Failing to administer the proper dosage of anesthesia
  • Failing to adequately monitor a patient during anesthesia

Any of these medical mistakes during the administration of anesthesia can lead to devastating injuries and, sometimes, even permanent damage, ultimately resulting in a valid claim for medical malpractice.

Devastating Injuries From Mistakes With Anesthesia

Errors by anesthesiologists and medical professionals working with anesthesia can lead to devastating injuries, including:

  • Ongoing or chronic pain
  • Lasting nerve damage
  • Permanent damage to the larynx or trachea
  • Cardiac arrest and permanent heart damage
  • Brain damage
  • Death

When medical mistakes and errors are the result of negligence on behalf of the medical professionals and those mistakes lead to permanent damage and severe injuries, you may have a claim for medical malpractice and negligence and might be entitled to compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

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There are strict time limits for medical malpractice claims, and set filing deadlines apply. Don’t wait. Call us at 318-716-7329 or send an email through our website to schedule your free, no-obligation initial consultation. Our attorneys will assess the details of your case, answer any questions you may have and explain more about how they can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries.