Anesthesia Errors Can Lead To Significant, Permanent Harm

Anesthesia Errors Can Lead To Significant, Permanent Harm

A recent case out of Hawaii shows the dangers of anesthesia errors. In a devastating dental situation, a young woman had an appointment to have her wisdom teeth removed and was administered anesthesia at the beginning of the procedure. However she never woke up. She now remains in a coma with swelling in her brain. While this incident remains under investigation, questions of negligence and possible medical malpractice haven been raised by the media.

If you have questions about anesthesia errors, or believe that you or a loved one has been harmed as the result of the improper administration of anesthesia while visiting a dentist, doctor or other healthcare professional, you should act quickly to consult with an experienced California anesthesia error lawyer.

Anesthesia errors can occur in a number of ways, and the results are often significant personal injury, even death. Anesthesia errors happen when a doctor or other health care worker fails to properly evaluate a patient before giving them medicine, where the health care professional administers too much or too little anesthesia, or when they administer the wrong type of anesthesia. These errors can lead to brain injuries, coma, heart attacks and in the worst case, death.

Where an error could have been prevented or the professionals failure to follow the proper standard of care, he or she may be found liable for negligence and required to pay damages for the harm caused.

For more information or if you or a loved on has been harmed through any form of medical error, please contact the top San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.

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