Anesthesia Complication Attorneys in Connecticut
Anesthesia is safer and more effective than ever before. Even so, when mistakes happen, hospitals may sometimes be named in lawsuits for failing to monitor the anesthesiologists on their staff. While anesthesia can only be given by anesthesiologists or certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), errors still occur, and the results can be tragic. If you are the victim of anesthesia complications, our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers may be able to help.
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Types of Anesthesia
There are three basic types of anesthesia:
- General anesthesia produces a loss of sensation throughout the entire body
- Regional anesthesia produces a loss of sensation in a specific region of the body
- Local anesthesia produces a loss of sensation in a small, specific area of the body
Anyone who has surgery or an operation will likely receive some form of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia you or your loved one received contributes to the severity or nature of your injuries.
Complications from Anesthesia
Serious side effects of anesthesia complications include brain damage, paralysis, nerve injury, and even death.
These complications and other mistakes by anesthesiologists or CRNAs often lead to lawsuits regarding:
- Anesthesia awareness (the patient is aware during surgery, but is paralyzed by the anesthetic and cannot tell anyone)
- Esophageal intubation (inserting the endotracheal tube in the esophagus or stomach instead of the trachea or lung)
- Failure to check anesthesia machines
- Failure to monitor anesthetized patients
- Failure to perform an adequate pre-operative assessment of the patient
- Failure to take a complete history from the patient
- Improper monitoring equipment
- Incorrect anesthetic
- Incorrect technique when administering anesthesia
- Informed consent issues (healthcare provider doesn’t tell the patient about the anesthesia risks)
- Medical gas mix-ups
- Medication interaction with anesthesia
- Misuse of equipment
- Incorrect dosage
If you or a loved one suffered an anesthesia complication, we can help. We’re available around the clock, and your initial consultation is always free.
Give us a call today to learn more about your options.