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Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia Errors

Excessive anesthesia, or the wrong anesthesia, can have catastrophic results, including coma, brain damage, permanent injury, and even wrongful death. Every year, about 1 person in 1,000 in the U.S. suffers complications from local anesthetic or general anesthesia during surgery. While American surgeons and anesthesiologists are the best trained in the world, anesthesia errors do happen, often with devastating consequences for both the patient and family members. Administering anesthesia is a key factor for many types of surgeries, and it is also one of the most dangerous. Injuries from anesthesia complications may result from adverse reactions to a procedure as simple as having a tooth pulled. It is the responsibility of every doctor, anesthesiologist, and nurse anesthetist to ensure that every precaution has been taken to prevent complications to the patients under their care.

The attorneys at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P., can help people recover compensation for anesthesia errors and complications arising from:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Intubation
  • Over-sedation
  • Allergies to anesthesia drugs
  • Misread medical charts
  • Improper anesthesiologist or anesthetist training
  • Failure to properly assess patient for anesthesia
  • Failure to obtain informed consent from patient
  • Improper positioning of the patient prior to surgery resulting in nerve injury
  • Failure to properly set-up monitoring equipment such as electrocardiograms, blood pressure cuffs, etc.
  • Improper placement of intravenous lines
  • Waking during surgery, “anesthesia awareness”
  • Failure to provide adequate post-operative care
  • Failure to resuscitate resulting in permanent injury or wrongful death

If you feel you or a loved one has suffered injury from anesthesia, or you have questions or concerns that you or a family member has been harmed as a result of an anesthesia error, call the trial lawyers of Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P., now at 866-454-RHHK (7445) or click here to submit a free case review. Let our experience work for you. Our initial consultation is free of charge and we only get paid for our services if you receive monetary compensation.

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