One of the most important parts of most surgery is the process of undergoing anesthesia. This is also a delicate process and is handled by highly trained medical professionals called anesthesiologists. However, when an anesthesiologist makes a mistake, they can cause lasting injuries for a patient. The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at the Weitz Firm are dedicated to helping those injured due to an anesthesia mistake. Let us help secure the compensation you deserve.
Anesthesia is one of the most common medical procedures a person will undergo in this country each year. Approximately 40 million patients receive anesthesia each year in North America. While this procedure has become much safer over the decades, there is still a lack of knowledge about the mechanisms of actions of anesthesia drugs. Some of the most common mistakes made during anesthesia include:
Lapses in the protocol. Anesthesiologists are highly trained physicians. More than most other doctors, an anesthesiologist must follow a complex routine every time a patient undergoes the anesthesia process. Part of this process includes ensuring that they administer the proper drug at the correct dosage. This is a delicate process in which the patient must be monitored from the moment they are admitted into the hospital. This includes an interview with the anesthesiologist to confirm that the patient understands the risks associated with anesthesia.
When proper protocol is not followed, the following mistakes could occur:
Improper training or human errors. Even when proper protocol is followed, improper training and human errors can lead to serious medical mistakes. Human error during the anesthesia process can lead to the following:
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of an anesthesiologist, you need to consult with an attorney today. At the Weitz Firm, our qualified and experienced team understands what it takes to investigate these cases. We will diligently work to secure the following: