Anesthesia errors can occur during surgery and can cause serious complications, including irreversible brain damage, nerve damage, and even fatalities. These types of errors can occur both with local and general anesthesia, although the dangers with general anesthesia can be more significant. Anesthesiologists are expected to provide proper monitoring of patients during surgery. Part of this monitoring is to ensure that patients get the correct amount of anesthesia – enough to keep the patient from regaining consciousness while also not putting the patient at undue risk. Medical staff are also expected to monitor patients for possible reactions to anesthesia. While patients can have unpredictable allergic reactions to anesthesia, in many cases, anesthesia errors are caused by under dosing or overdosing, which can cause serious complications.
If you have suffered an injury after getting anesthesia during a surgical procedure, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community. It can be difficult to know whether you have suffered an unexpected allergic reaction or whether medical negligence in Miami or your community has caused a preventable surgical error. In many cases, medical professionals do not advertise the fact that they have made a preventable error. It often requires an attorney to review medical records and other information to get you those answers. If you're looking for answers, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team for a free case evaluation. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group has dealt with many cases of surgical error and medical negligence in Miami and across South Florida. They can help you recognize the red flag signs of negligence and can help get answers in your specific situation.Anesthesia Error in Miami and South Florida: Why Does It Happen?
Anesthesia errors and surgery negligence can take place during any type of surgery, including:
- dental surgery
- cardiac surgery
- cancer related surgeries
- cosmetic surgeries
- orthopedic surgeries
In fact, any time you are placed under general or local anesthetic, anesthetic errors can occur. In many cases, these errors happen due to incorrect monitoring.Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim in Miami or South Florida?
Even if you have had a bad outcome from surgery, it is not necessarily malpractice. It may be medical malpractice if:
- the anesthesiologist was not present for all of the surgery or was distracted during surgery
- the anesthesiologist did not receive correct training or was not certified in the correct way for the area hospital
- the correct experts were not present during your surgery
- monitoring did not occur before, during, and after your surgery
- you suffered a serious or permanent injury that was not a common risk with your surgery
- your concerns about your injuries or symptoms were dismissed or not addressed
- you regained consciousness during surgery
- you suffered an infection after surgery
In some cases, it can be difficult to tell the difference between malpractice and simply an unexpected negative medical result. Often, it requires speaking with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community to tell the difference.
If you do decide to pursue a legal claim, the personal injury team at the Flaxman Law Group can represent you every step of the way and can stay by your side until your case is resolved. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has already helped thousands of personal injury victims recover compensation for their injuries. Call today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss what the law firm can do for you.