Going under general anesthesia is what many of us fear most when anticipating surgery. That fear tends more of an emotional, non-specific fear, not particularly tied to the inherent risks involved. Countless surgeries are performed everyday using anesthesia with no problem. However, anesthesia error can make your worst fears come true.
Anesthesia administration is very delicate and complicated. It is performed by a specialist whose only job during surgery is to handle that aspect, constantly monitoring the patients and making any necessary adjustments. There are risks involved every time anesthesia is used. Anesthesia-related complications are not always the result of medical malpractice. Anesthesia errors are a form of medical malpractice.
Victims of anesthesia-related medical malpractice are usually not informed that their injury was caused by malpractice rather than an inherent risk of the procedure. Depending on the nature of the injury, you may not even be told that it was anesthesia-related at all. Anesthesia errors can have serious and even fatal consequences including:
- Brain injury
- Birth injury
- Heart attack
- Nerve damage
- Anesthesia awareness
Determining the cause of surgical complications, and whether medical malpractice was involved, requires complex investigation. An experienced medical malpractice attorney has the knowledge and resources to properly investigate your case. Recovery from anesthesia errors can require extensive medical treatment. In cases where recovery is not possible, expensive life-long care may be necessary. Compensation for medical malpractice may be the only way you and your family can afford life-saving medical treatment.
If you suspect that your or your loved one’s poor outcome from surgery was the result of medical malpractice, please contact the Atlanta, Georgia office of Robbins Law, PC We will schedule a confidential consultation, with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, at no cost to you, so you can get the compensation that you need and deserve.