Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer Miami, FL
Anesthetizing a patient does not always go as planned. When an error occurs, the results can be devastating. If you or a loved one was injured by an anesthesia error, please call an anesthesia malpractice lawyer Miami, FL has to offer. Call Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. today.
Anesthesia, both general and local, plays a very important role in medicine. It gives patients the ability to undergo complicated operations, outpatient procedures, and find relief from pain. With general anesthesia, a patient can be put to sleep so they experience no discomfort or pain. When a local anesthetic is given, pain signals to the brain will be prevented while the patient remains awake. Although most procedures go as planned, some do not. When this happens, an anesthesia malpractice lawyer in Miami, FL should be consulted.
The improper administration of a general or local anesthetic, or the failure to monitor a patient can be catastrophic. Needle & Ellenberg, P.A., is available to help patients who were harmed because of an anesthesia error. Let us review your case to understand the circumstances of what happened. If you have a case, we can hold the medical professional, such as the anesthesiologist, accountable for their actions. Compensation for your treatment, lost wages, and other losses may be available. Call a medical malpractice lawyer Miami, FL has to offer now.
Types of Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia errors are usually a type of medical malpractice. They can happen in various ways, and sometimes are difficult to identify. This is why it is important to choose an experienced Miami, FL anesthesia malpractice lawyer, such as Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. With these types of cases, the burden of proof will lie with you. This means you should have a good lawyer who can utilize the necessary resources, knowledge, and skill to present your case. Furthermore, your lawyer should be ready to take your case to trial – if need be.
Whether the anesthesia has been administered by a doctor, anesthesia, nurse anesthetist, or other certified professional, the proper standard of care should always be maintained. Sadly, this is not always the case. Examples may include:
- The patient has been underdosed or overdosed based on their weight. This can cause the patient to wake up during the procedure and go into shock, or fail to wake up which can result in a coma and/or death.
- An incomplete medical exam or history is taken. If this should happen, information about the patients’ health, allergies, and background may be unknown. This could result in an allergic reaction, heart, or liver problem.
- Anesthesia is given to the wrong part of the body. When this happens, there is no effect around the part of the body that is being treated. The patient then experiences severe pain when the procedure begins.
- The patients’ vitals are not monitored. If the nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist does not monitor the patient’s vitals, a host of problems could develop.
- The anesthesiologist fails to talk to the patient about side effects. The patient might be unaware of side effects such as dizziness, and unknowing become susceptible to a fall and a greater injury.
- The anesthesiologist fails to check equipment. If these devices are not checked to ensure their functioning, they could fail and lead to harm of the patient.
The above is not exhaustive. If you were harmed by an anesthesia error, please call an anesthesia malpractice lawyer in Miami, Florida, such as one from Needle & Ellenberg, P.A.