Anesthesia is a necessary part of many surgeries. Anesthesia is administered by a trained medical specialist whose job it is to give proper doses and monitor the patient to ensure there are no adverse effects.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 09, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Anesthesia is a necessary part of many surgeries. Anesthesia is administered by a trained medical specialist whose job it is to give proper doses and monitor the patient to ensure there are no adverse effects. Prior to administering anesthesia, an anesthesiologist must carefully check a patient's medical records for any indications of prior reactions. In addition, working with the surgeon, the anesthesiologist must make sure there is not medication currently being used by the patient that could interact with the anesthesia.
A failure on the part of an anesthesiologist or physician to carefully monitor, improperly administer, or fail to recognize potential complications is a form of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has suffered the consequences of this type of medical negligence, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side to ensure you are properly compensated for all of your injuries.
Dangers of Anesthesia
Your doctor will most likely not admit that your complications were caused by an anesthesia error. You may assume certain risks with any surgery, but some signs point clearly to anesthesia errors and should be investigated by a medical malpractice attorney. These include:
- Brain injury
- Heart attack
- Nerve damage
- Birth injuries
You should not assume that your injuries were a natural consequence of surgical risks. If you are injured during a surgical procedure, you need to have your case thoroughly investigated by an experienced medical malpractice attorney who works with a team of medical experts. Combined, they will be able to determine if your injuries were the result of surgical risks or if it was medical malpractice that caused additional suffering.
The Consequences of Anesthesia Errors
In addition to the potential physical complications of these errors, other serious damages can follow anesthesia related medical malpractice. Damages such as increased medical expenses, new injuries, long-term rehabilitation, lost wages, an impacted quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering must be taken into account. Your medical malpractice attorney will work to build a strong case on your behalf, looking at all of the ways this error has impacted your life, and seek to get you the maximum compensation you are due.
If you or a loved one have suffered the consequences of anesthesia related complications in or around Philadelphia, Allentown, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, or anywhere in the state of New Jersey, please visit the website of the medical malpractice attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller for more information on how we can help at www.wnwlaw.com.
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