Anesthesia is a medical specialty that involves the administration of drugs to induce a state of unconsciousness or partial consciousness during surgery or other medical procedures. It is a complex and demanding field, and even the best anesthesiologists can make mistakes. When these mistakes cause harm to a patient, it
can be considered medical negligence.
There are many ways that medical negligence can occur in the context of anesthesia. Some common examples include: Administering the wrong medication or dosage, Failing to monitor the patient's vital signs properly, Leaving the patient in a position that could cause nerve damage, Failing to recognize and treat complications
The consequences of anesthesia errors can range from minor to severe, and even fatal. Some of the most common complications include: Nausea and vomiting, Post-operative pain, Respiratory problems, Nerve damage, Brain damage and even Death.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to medical negligence during anesthesia, it is important to speak to a medical malpractice attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, and can represent you in a lawsuit if necessary.
To prove medical negligence in an anesthesia case, the plaintiff must show that the anesthesiologist: owed a duty of care to the patient, breached that duty of care, the breach of duty caused the patient's injury, the patient suffered damages as a result of the injury.
The standard of care for anesthesiologists is the level of care that would be provided by a reasonably competent anesthesiologist in the same or similar circumstances. To determine whether the anesthesiologist breached the standard of care, the jury will consider the facts of the case, including the anesthesiologist's training and experience, the patient's medical history, and the medications and procedures that were used.
If you have been injured due to medical negligence during anesthesia, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you seek legal help, the better your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries.
Medical negligence cases can be complex and difficult to win. However, with the help of an attorney, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Call us today at (773) 467-8000.
Hon. James M. McGing (ret.)
Miller McGing Law
Chicago, Illinois 60631