The consequences of an anesthesia error can be devastating and can lead to permanent disability or even death, not to mention emotional suffering. It may help to know that when an anesthesiologist's mistake causes injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a Georgia medical malpractice claim.

With the help of an experienced and knowledgeable Atlanta medical malpractice attorney, you may be able to get a better understanding of your legal rights. If you do decide to proceed with a claim, an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney will consolidate evidence for your claim while you recuperate.

On serious consequence of an anesthesia error is known as anesthesia awareness, which is when the patient is conscious during the medical procedure because of under-medication.

A victim of anesthesia awareness may suffer from:

  • anxiety/panic disorder;
  • flashbacks;
  • sleep disorders;
  • post traumatic stress disorder; and
  • intense fear of medical settings or professionals.  

This type of complication can be extremely traumatic, to say the least, and may necessitate months, if not years, of psychological counseling and therapy.

Other types of anesthesia errors may lead to the following consequences:

  • spinal cord injuries;
  • nerve damage;
  • brain injuries;
  • heart attack;
  • stroke;
  • asphyxia;
  • paralysis;
  • coma; and
  • death.

Injuries that result from an anesthesia error may entitle you to file a Georgia medical malpractice claim. An Atlanta medical malpractice attorney can guide you in the process. 

Contacting an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a hospital or other 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.

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