Today, anesthesia is administered for most surgeries. The procedure is performed in a hospital, an ambulatory surgery center, or a doctor’s office. Anesthesiologists and other surgical or medical staff members have a duty to avoid mistakes by not rushing or cutting corners while patients are under the influence of anesthesia in preoperative, surgical, recovery, and post-operative settings.
For every one million patients who undergo surgery, seven people die as a result of anesthesia errors. If you have undergone surgery or a medical procedure that required you to be under anesthesia and you have residual side-effects, you may be eligible to receive a settlement to compensate for the financial losses you have sustained due to lack of income and incurred medical bills.
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Anesthesiologists are, in general, highly trained professionals. However, whether due to simple human error, negligence, or outright malpractice, anesthesia mistakes can and do occur.
Some of the most common causes of these types of mistakes include:
This list is not exhaustive; there are many other causes of anesthesia errors, including negligent administration of anesthesia, drug/alcohol use by the anesthesiologist, prolonging sedation, and defective or faulty medical equipment.
Few things are as distressing as realizing that the person you have trusted to care for your health and safety has failed in this duty. It is understandable that, following an anesthesia mistake, you may feel upset, angry, or confused. However, there are a few important steps that you should take right away in order to protect your rights, including your right to compensation.
If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, first, remain calm. Rather than try to deal with the issue yourself, reach out to an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Indiana who can clearly discuss your rights and legal options.
At Wagner Reese, our anesthesia error lawyers in Indianapolis have more than 150+ years of combined experience. We understand how to investigate, prepare, and litigate complex medical negligence cases.
Discuss your situation with our legal team today; call to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.