BUFFALO, NY ANESTHESIA ERROR ATTORNEYS Helping Families Throughout Erie County and Western New York
A key component of many surgical procedures is the administration of anesthesia. Anesthesiologists are doctors who are responsible for administering medicine called anesthetic to reduce or prevent pain during surgical procedures. Before administering the anesthetic, the anesthesiologist must carefully review a patient’s medical background to develop a specific anesthesia plan for that individual.
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Types of Anesthesia
The main types of anesthesia are:
- General-ensures you are unconscious and have no sensation or awareness during surgery
- Regional-used to block pain sensation in a large area of a person’s body
- Local-used to numb sensation in a specific part of the body
Once the proper amount and type of anesthetic is administered, it is the anesthesiologist’s duty to carefully monitor the patient and his/her vital signs. An error in any stage of the administration of anesthesia can result in very serious injury or wrongful death.
Types of anesthesia errors include:
- Failure to monitor the patient
- Administering the wrong anesthetic
- Administering the wrong dosage of anesthetic
- Allergic reactions
The consequences of an anesthesia error can vary depending on a variety of factors, but some examples include:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral or spinal
- Heart Attack
- Anesthesia awareness
- Consciousness during surgery
- Wrongful death
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