Houston Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer
Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are required to adhere to the standard of care and monitor patients while they are under sedation. They are also required to adjust anesthesia for each particular patient with that patient’s medical history in mind. Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are also expected to ensure that post-anesthetic care is properly administered. When they fail at these duties, anesthesia malpractice can happen.
Many of the complications involving anesthesia are avoidable and are caused by a failure in the standard of care. Anesthesiologists may not take the time necessary to educate themselves on a patient’s medical history, and therefore, may not adjust the anesthetic care accordingly. Patients may be allowed to get up on their own while still under the effects of anesthesia and fall, suffering permanent injuries. Anesthesiologist malpractice is preventable and comes with dire consequences.
Anesthesia Errors Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
Anesthesia errors can be caused by several things, including a failure in communication or education. Doctors, anesthesiologists, and nurses must communicate about the patient’s treatment, the medication given, and the post-anesthetic care. Also, nurse anesthetists must be properly trained to administer anesthesia, and how to monitor patients under their care. Where there is a failure in education, training, or communication, the patient may suffer.
Anesthesia errors may result in:
- Difficulty breathing due to airway obstruction
- Over-sedation causing respiratory distress
- Under-sedation, causing pain and trauma
- Brain injury due to lack of oxygen
- Negative reactions or allergies to anesthesia drugs
Hospitals and doctors will look for a way to explain away their errors and the harm that they cause. Chelsie King Garza is a skilled medical malpractice attorney, who works hard to hold hospitals and doctors accountable, despite their explanations.
Hire a Houston Anesthesia Malpractice Attorney
Chelsie King Garza is an experienced medical neglect attorney with a long track record of success. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one to anesthesia malpractice, contact Chelsie King Garza today. You will feel confident that your case is understood and in good hands. Contact Ms. Garza today for a free consultation. She will help you find the answers and help that you need.