Anesthesia Errors

All surgery carries certain risks including infection, anesthesia problems and death. Anesthesia errors are particularly catastrophic, and the result is often fatal. While rare considering how many surgeries are performed each year in the United States, anesthesia errors do occur. If you or your loved one has suffered harm due to an error in anesthesia, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.

Most people are aware that general anesthesia carries significant risks because it renders patients unconscious and completely dependent on others to keep them alive. While typically less risky than general anesthesia, regional and local anesthesia can also be dangerous, and errors in administration can cause serious injury.

Anesthesia errors and the harm that they cause are preventable. In some cases they are the result of inadequate product labeling or defective equipment, but in most cases they are the result of medical malpractice.

Those who survive anesthesia errors may need extensive treatment to recover or may be permanently disabled, unable to work, and require life-long care. Victims of anesthesia awareness can suffer severe psychological and emotional damage that may or may not respond to therapy. This can lead to serious health problems and even death when patients are so terrified that they will no longer seek medical care under any circumstances.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an anesthesia error, please contact Golomb Legal using the form at the side of the page or call 855-889-5389 today to schedule your free medical malpractice consultation. Golomb Legal serve clients nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.