When an individual goes in for a medical procedure, whether it is routine or very significant, they are likely to be given some sort of anesthetic to make sure they feel no pain during surgery. As wonderful of a tool that anesthesia is, there are many risks and complications that can result in significant issues for the patient. Sometimes, anesthesia errors are caused by the negligence of a medical professional who administered the anesthesia. When a trained medical professional fails to properly administer anesthesia and causes the patient to suffer further, they should be held liable for their actions.
Before the surgery, it is important that the patient meets with an anesthesiologist to discuss their medical history, certain conditions, and any allergies that may cause an issue with the anesthesia during surgery. If a medical professional fails to monitor health conditions, allergies, or other important factors, the patient may suffer significant additional injuries or even death. Some of the most common issues related to anesthesia that are the fault of the medical professional include:
- Poor communication between medical staff
- Overdose of anesthesia
- If the patient is not given enough anesthesia, they can wake up during surgery
- Failure to monitor health issues such as asthma or heart issues
- Failure to monitor allergic reactions to the anesthesia
If you were the victim of an anesthesia error in New Jersey, you may be facing significant and lifelong repercussions. Contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Shebell & Shebell today to schedule a consultation.