Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Portland
When you go into surgery, it's normal to be nervous about the dangers
of going under the knife. However, many mistakes occur during the application
of anesthesia, rather than the actual surgery. Anesthesia is the induced
state of unconsciousness, where the body cannot feel or remember pain.
It is used during complicated and extensive medical procedures. But if
not administered correctly, anesthesia can cause lasting adverse side effects.
If you or a loved one has experienced health problems because of anesthesia
errors, contact our Oregon medical malpractice lawyers for a consultation.
What You Need to Know About Anesthesia
When an individual undergoes a major medical procedure, anesthesiologists
will use drugs, gasses, and other forms of anesthesia to put the patient
in an unconscious or semi-conscious state. The anesthesiologists have
the responsibility to regulate vital organs and signs. One mistake can
lead to lasting damage and even death.
Some common anesthesia errors include:
- Using too much or too little anesthetic medication
- Administering anesthesia too early or late
- Failure to properly monitor vital signs
- Defective anesthetic equipment
- Failure to provide oxygen and other needs while patient is unconscious
- Not properly considering patient’s medical history/allergies
Anesthesiologists are trained to properly administer and monitor anesthetic
procedures. Errors caused by negligence can lead to severe health issues.
Some consequences of anesthesia errors include:
- Brain or organ damages
- Birth defects
- Spinal cord injury
- Heart problems or collapse
Portland Medical Malpractice Attorneys Who Care
At Paulson Coletti, we understand how traumatic and debilitating anesthesia
errors can be. If you or a loved one has suffered adverse health issues
because of anesthesia errors, our Portland medical malpractice lawyers
are ready to help you. Call for a consultation and a review of your legal
rights. You don’t pay unless we win. Can you afford not to call?