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Anesthesia Errors

San Antonio Anesthesia Error Lawyers

Suffered an Injury Caused by an Anesthesia Error?

When anesthesia is administered, a patient is in a vulnerable position. They trust the anesthesiologist to administer the appropriate amount of medication and to monitor them closely throughout the procedure. When there is a failure to do so, the patient can suffer serious injury or even death.

At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we represent the victims of anesthesia errors in San Antonio and beyond. Our legal team can investigate your case, collect evidence, negotiate with insurers, and maximize your entitled damages. Let us help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a mistake made by an anesthesiologist, contact our San Antonio anesthesia error lawyers at (210) 361-2997 for a free consultation.

What is Anesthesia?

Anesthesia is a medical practice that involves the administration of substances to induce a reversible loss of sensation, typically to perform surgical or medical procedures with reduced or eliminated pain. It can also be used to manage pain during and after surgery.

There are three main types of anesthesia:

  1. General Anesthesia: It induces a state of unconsciousness and a lack of sensation throughout the entire body. General anesthesia is usually administered through inhalation or intravenous injection. The patient is completely unconscious and unaware during the procedure.
  2. Regional Anesthesia: It blocks sensation in a specific region of the body, allowing for pain control in a localized area. This canbe achieved through injection or infusion near a cluster of nerves or the spinal cord. Types of regional anesthesia include epidural anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, and peripheral nerve blocks.
  3. Local Anesthesia: It numbs a small, specific area of the body for minor procedures or surgeries. Local anesthesia is typically applied as a topical cream or injected directly into the area. The patient remains fully conscious, but the specific region becomes insensitive to pain.

The choice of anesthesia depends on various factors such as the type and duration of the procedure, the patient's overall health, and the surgeon's preference. Anesthesiologists are medical professionals specialized in administering anesthesia and monitoring patients during surgical procedures.

What Are the Most Common Anesthesia Errors?

Anesthesia errors can occur before, during, and after surgery. While some errors are unavoidable, others occur as a result of negligence. When an anesthesiologist is careless or fails to meet the required standard of care, they can be held liable for any resulting damages.

Some of the most common anesthesia errors include:

  • Administering too much or too little anesthesia
  • Administering the wrong type of anesthesia
  • Administering anesthesia to a patient with a known allergy
  • Failure to recognize and/or treat complications
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient while under anesthesia
  • Failure to properly intubate a patient
  • Failure to properly train or supervise anesthesiologists, nurses, or other staff

When an anesthesia error occurs, the patient can suffer serious injuries, such as brain damage, lung damage, and more. They may require additional medical treatment and/or extended hospitalization. In some cases, the patient may suffer permanent disability or die as a result of the error.

How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

Not every negative outcome from anesthesia is a result of an error. If the anesthesiologist provided the appropriate standard of care, they cannot be held liable for the patient’s injuries. However, if the anesthesiologist was negligent, injured patients can seek compensation for their damages.

It can be difficult to determine whether an anesthesia error occurred. To prove negligence, you will need to show that the anesthesiologist failed to provide the appropriate standard of care. This can be challenging, as the appropriate standard of care depends on the circumstances of the situation.

When you work with Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., our San Antonio anesthesia error lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case. We will gather all available evidence, including medical records, to determine whether negligence occurred. If negligence is a factor, we can help you file a medical malpractice claim to seek compensation for your damages.

Call Us Today for a Free Consultation

Anesthesia errors can result in catastrophic injuries and, in some cases, death. If you or a loved one has been harmed, you should not have to suffer the consequences on your own. Our San Antonio anesthesia error attorneys can help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed.

Call (210) 361-2997 or submit an online contact form to get started on your case. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket costs.

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