When an individual goes in for a procedure, whether it be a routine dentist visit or a very serious surgery, the doctor may use some form of anesthesia. Anesthesia is an incredibly powerful drug and while it can make surgery a lot easier on a patient, it can also be very dangerous. If a doctor makes an error in administering anesthesia or fails to monitor a patient while they are under the effects of anesthesia, the results can be tragic and even fatal.
There are several different types of anesthesia. A medical professional will need to determine if the situation calls for the use of anesthesia and if so, which type of anesthesia should be used. Some forms only numb the part of the body that surgery is being performed on while others completely sedate the patient.
Unfortunately, when medical professionals are negligent in administering anesthesia, the patient can suffer irreparable harm. Most anesthesia errors are the fault of a medical professional. Some of the most common anesthesia errors include:
- Anesthesia overdose
- Administering too little anesthesia causing the patient to wake up during surgery
- Failure to monitor allergic reactions
- Failure to monitor other health conditions that may cause negative effects
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an anesthesia error in New Jersey, it is important to consider your legal options. Contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney at MWM today.
The experienced attorneys at Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., are well versed in handling medical malpractice cases within the state of New Jersey. Contact our firm for your free initial consultation and have any questions answered.