The failure to monitor and record adverse reactions to anesthesia could be grounds for a Georgia medical malpractice claim. There are also other reasons an anesthesiologist's mistake could lead to a claim.
Common Types of Anesthesia Errors
Some of the more common types of anesthesia errors include:
- dosage mistakes (when too much or too little anesthesia is administered);
- failure to provide proper instructions to the patients prior to administering anesthesia;
- dangerous drug interactions;
- delayed anesthesia delivery (when the doctor waits too long to administer anesthesia);
- allergic reactions;
- use of defective medical devices during sedation; and
- inadequate or incorrect product labeling.
While giving a patient too much anesthesia can lead to an overdose or even death, giving too little can lead to an entirely different, albeit serious complication. When an inadequate dose of anesthesia is administered, there is a risk the patient will suffer anesthesia awareness, which involves waking up mid-surgery.
This type of anesthesia error is devastating. Not only do these patients experience pain but they are unable to communicate or move, which can lead to psychological issues.
How an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
If you have been the victim of an anesthesiologist's mistake, you may be eligible to recover physical and emotional damages through a Georgia medical malpractice claim. An Atlanta medical malpractice attorney will evaluate your case to determine your legal options.
Additionally, an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney will gather important evidence such as the anesthesiologist's charts, your medical records and other notations from healthcare professionals to consolidate a strong case to fight for your Georgia medical malpractice claim.
Don't let an anesthesia error keep you from recovering what you deserve. When an anesthesiologist's mistake leads to injuries, there is always the likelihood it is a result of negligence. Consulting with an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney is the best way to know if you have a case and should proceed with filing a Georgia medical malpractice claim.
Contacting an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a hospital or some other type of medical setting, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your case - 404-842-7838.