Anesthesia Errors Resulting in Brain Damage

Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyers

An error in the administration of anesthesia during surgery can have devastating and deadly consequences. In fact, this form of medical malpractice accounts for a disproportionately high percentage of negligence claims and damages awards, due to the severity of injury that can result. Throughout the years, the board-certification requirements for anesthesiologists have become more stringent, and required additional training and continued education. However, anesthesia mistakes still happen, and can cause life-long injuries to you or someone you love.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkThe law protects all patients who have suffered an injury because of a medical provider’s negligence. If you have suffered an anesthesia error, talk to an attorney with the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. If your claim has merit, our attorney will attempt to find you a Georgia medical malpractice lawyer who has experience with your type of case, for no additional fee.

Brain Injuries Resulting from Oxygen Deprivation

Your Georgia anesthesiologist’s job is to ensure you do not feel pain during intrusive surgical procedures. In doing this, he or she must carefully monitor your vital signs to make sure you receive ample oxygen, to avoid the risk of brain injury due to hypoxia or anoxia.

Hypoxia is a partial lack of oxygen to your brain, and anoxia is complete oxygen deprivation. A diminished oxygen supply can cause serious impairments in cognitive skills, and adversely impact your physical and psychological abilities. While some patients are able to recover, others are forever impacted.

How Anesthesia Mistakes Are Made

There are various reasons for an anesthesia mistake, such as:

  • Failure to properly monitor vital signs
  • Use of the wrong sedative drugs
  • Not maintaining adequate blood pressure
  • Providing an insufficient supply of oxygen
  • Poor intubation for the oxygen supply
  • Failure to restore breathing promptly if it stops

Aside from a brain injury, an anesthesia error can result in pain, emotional trauma, and wrongful death for Georgia patients. If you or a family member has suffered from an anesthesia error and you suspect medical malpractice, please complete our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case. If it appears you have a valid case, we will work to find you a trusted Georgia medical malpractice lawyer to help you move forward with your claim.