When people think about surgery, they tend to get nervous. Maybe they have seen some TV shows that show errors that can be made during a surgical procedure. However, one thing that many people do not think about is just how delicate a balance anesthesia is. We know that more than 100 million surgical procedures are performed in the country each year that require the use of anesthesia.
Anesthesiologist have a very important job and they are highly trained doctors. However, there are still far too many mistakes made when it comes to anesthesia. Between 2010 and 2013, there was a death rate of about three people per 10,000 surgeries or procedures in which anesthesia was used.
At the Weitz Firm, we know that there are risks associated with any surgical procedure. However, we believe healthcare providers should be held responsible when they make mistakes. If you need an anesthesia malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, you can count on us to secure the compensation you deserve.
There is often some confusion surrounding exactly what anesthesia is. There are three types:
During any kind of anesthesia, a patient’s vital signs must be constantly monitored for signs of distress.
We know that the following were found to cause anesthesia complications:
We know that Johns Hopkins researchers tell us that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. As many as 250,000 die annually due to these mistakes. These numbers do not include how many people survive these mistakes and have to suffer the consequences.
Surgery is terrifying for many people but anesthesia helps ensure that procedures go smoothly. We expect that anesthesiologists are competent and capable of doing their jobs appropriately.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a mistake made while under anesthesia, you need to seek legal assistance. At the Weitz Firm, we will work tirelessly to investigate your case and secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: