Anesthesia Errors Causing Brain Injury

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There is always a certain level of risk involved with any procedure that requires anesthesia. Anesthesia errors can be caused by a number of factors, but many are the result of medical negligence. Failure to properly monitor your oxygen levels while you are receiving treatment can lead to serious brain injuries, among other complications. If an anesthesiologist makes a mistake that should have been prevented and you suffer as a result, the at-fault medical professional should be held liable for your injuries.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkIf you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of an anesthesia error, your doctor or anesthesiologist can be held accountable for any harm you suffered. Talk to New England Super Lawyer Richard P. Hastings, managing attorney of Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, who can attempt to pair you with a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer who is well suited to take your individual case—at no additional cost.

Brain Injuries Resulting from Anesthesia Errors

The failure of your anesthesiologist to appropriately monitor your oxygen level is one common and very dangerous anesthesia mistake. Oxygen deprivation during anesthesia can cause severe and permanent brain injuries. This can be caused by an improperly-placed breathing tube or the improper use of blood pressure or other medical instruments. Brain injuries resulting form anesthesia mistakes may be temporary, but often times they are permanent, and forever change a patient’s life.

Causes of Anesthesia Errors

As a Connecticut patient, you trust your anesthesiologist to have the proper training and take the necessary precautions to prevent a mistake. If your medical provider fails to exercise the appropriate standard of care in administering the anesthesia or providing the necessary follow-up care, you may become injured. Some reasons for anesthesia mistakes include:

  • Delayed delivery of anesthesia
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient
  • Incorrect dosage
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Dangerously-prolonged sedation
  • Failure to intubate
  • Shutting off the alarm on the pulse oximeter
  • Failure to recognize and respond to complications
  • Failure to properly inform a patient of pre-operative and post-operative instructions

Aside from a brain injury, patients can suffer a heart attack, stroke, asphyxia and damage to the trachea due to anesthesia negligence.

If you live in Connecticut and your health has suffered because of an anesthesia mistake, please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case and attempt to pair you with a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer, if your claim is valid.