Medical Negligence Claims Stemming From Anesthesia Errors
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Anesthesia literally means without sensation. It is a temporary state that causes unconsciousness and muscle relaxation.
There are basically three types of anesthesia: general anesthesia, sedition and regional anesthesia. General anesthesia causes suppression in the activity of central nervous system which results in total lack of unconsciousness. Sedition is another type of anesthesia which inhibits nerve impulse transmission between higher and lower centres of brain. It suppresses anxiety. Regional anesthesia is used for a particular part of the body. It insensates the body by blocking nerve impulse transmission between that part and spinal cord. All of these are administered at different times according to the treatment required by the patient.
Errors in anesthesia can occur in many forms. In most of the cases it occurs due to incompetence of the medical professional. These errors include incidences such as:
- Delayed administration of anaesthesia
- Administering it to a patient with allergies
- Administering the wrong anesthetic drug to the patient
- Defective medical equipment used in the administration of anesthesia
- Failure to recognise complications
- Anesthesia dosage error
- Dangerously prolonged sedation
- Failure to administer oxygen to the patient at the time of surgery
- Failure to properly instruct the patient before giving anaesthetic drug about liming liquid and food
The above mentioned errors can cause to problems like:
- Brain or organ damage
- Heart function problems
- A collapsed lung
- Blood pressure complications
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Birth defects
- Abnormal pulse
- Nerve damage
In severe cases it can lead to coma and sometimes death. Doctors administering the anesthesia should be aware of how much dosage is required before the treatment. If the dosage is low there are chances that the patient, while in operation, is still conscious.
We assure you our solicitors will help you if you or your loved one has suffered from medical negligence errors in anesthesia. The hospital will be liable to pay the medical bills for the treatment of that error and you will also get compensation. In case of permanent disability the hospital will pay the compensation accordingly.
Anesthesia errors are very tragic and we will support you in recovering from this tragedy. We will make it certain that you receive your deserved compensation. We cannot undo what has been negligently done, but we will see to it every effort is made to recompense you.