The San Bernardino-based Medical Malpractice Lawyers at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, possess over 37 years experience handling anesthesia errors and medical malpractice claims in Southern California.
If you are ever faced with a serious medical condition that involves surgery you will most likely be put under using anesthesia. As you are most likely concerned about the outcome of the surgery you may take for granted that the anesthesia will be properly administered. While more often than not anesthesia is administered without incident there is always the risk of an anesthesia error or medication error while you are under.
Even a minor miscalculation, mistake or oversight can result in serious and life altering injuries and long-term health complications.
If you have been the victim of anesthesia malpractice you do not have to face it alone. It is important for you to consult with a trusted and knowledgable San Bernardino County Medical Malpractice Attorney.
Contact SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation to discuss your medical malpractice claim. Our law office possesses many years experience handling anesthesia errors and medical malpractice claims in Southern California. Call today regarding getting any compensation and benefits you may be entitled to for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering.
Types of Anesthesia Mistakes
Common mistakes that lead to injury or death during anesthesia administration can include:
- Incorrect Anesthesia Dosing
- Poor or Negligent Monitoring of Vital Signs
- Failure to Refill Anesthetic Machine Vaporizers
- Inadequate Training
- Machine Misuse or Malfunction
California Anesthesia Malpractice Injuries
There are two very common types of anesthesia malpractice injuries. They are:
1) Anesthesia Wrongful Death
The point to anesthesia is to numb the body so that the patient does not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The body and its functions are intentionally slowed nearly to the point of death. If proper procedures, protocol and standards of care are not adhered to it is possible for a patient to die from incorrect anesthesia dosages.
2) Anesthesia Awareness
Sometimes a patient will be administered anesthesia and it will appear as though they are under. This may not be the case as they are actually awake, cognizant of their surroundings and can hear the conversations in the operating room. What they cannot do to the paralyzing agents they are given is move or communicate this to the surgeons and medical team.
Victims of anesthesia awareness may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, nightmares insomnia, flashbacks, paranoia and other symptoms associated with extremely traumatic and painful events.
Contact A Highly-Experienced San Bernardino Medical Malpractice Attorney
Contact SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation to discuss your case. Our attorneys offer free consultation to accident, injury and medical malpractice victims throughout Southern California. Call 909.884.6451