If you have been injured as a result of improper administration of anesthesia, it is important to retain the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. To learn more about taking legal action against a negligent anesthesiologist, continue reading.
What are the different types of anesthesia?
The main categories of anesthesia are as follows:
- Local anesthesia: This type of anesthesia is used for minor procedures as a way to solely numb the area undergoing surgery.
- Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia is used to numb certain parts of the body. This is typically seen with epidural or spinal anesthesia and is often required for c-sections or childbirth.
- General anesthesia: This type of anesthesia is used to put the person undergoing surgery to sleep when they enter surgery. General anesthesia is used for invasive surgeries.
- Conscious sedation: Conscious sedation is a medication that relaxes the patient and makes them less aware of the procedure.
What risks are associated with anesthesia?
Anesthesia complications may result from the following negligent acts by the anesthesiologist:
- Poor communication among medical teams
- Mixing up a patient’s chart with another patient
- Improper dosage
- Improper monitoring
- Failure to assess a patient’s health and medical history
The following are the complications that can arise due to the negligence of an anesthesiologist:
- Brain damage
- Heart attacks
- Allergic reactions
Can I sue an anesthesiologist for medical malpractice?
If you are looking to take legal action against an anesthesiologist for medical malpractice, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorney who will assist you with the legal process. Your attorney will work to prove that the anesthesiologist was your doctor and therefore owed you a duty of care. Next, your attorney will establish that the anesthesiologist breached the duty of care which resulted in your direct damages and injuries.
Opening a medical malpractice claim also requires the knowledge of the statute of limitations. It is important to note that you will have 2.5 years from the date of your incident to file a medical malpractice claim. Waiting longer than the allotted time may result in you being barred from suing. To begin this process as soon as possible, give our firm a call today. Our firm is prepared to take on your case and to fight for the compensation you deserve.
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