Anesthetics are a special type of drug given to patients to reduce or prevent pain by temporarily depressing neural function. The proper administration of anesthesia requires careful supervision and analysis before, during, and after the medical procedure. An error made in the administration of anesthesia can cause permanent injury, brain damage, nerve damage, paralysis, or even death. David A. Axelrod & Associates fights for patients who have endured injuries due to medical malpractice relating to anesthesia.

Pre and Post Administration Anesthesia Malpractice

Injury can occur based on an anesthesiologist’s failure to take certain steps before or after the administration of anesthesia. Examples include:

  • Conducting an improper or incomplete inquiry of the patients records to investigate the patient’s medical history for possible complications
  • Failing to inform the patient of potential risks involved with not following preoperative instructions such as not eating for 24 hours before surgery
  • Failing to give the patient proper post-surgery instructions

Anesthesia Malpractice Occurring During Medical Procedures

Most anesthesia malpractice occurs during the medical procedure. Examples include:

  • Giving the patient an improper dose of anesthesia or otherwise improperly administering the anesthesia
  • Failing to adequately monitor the patients vital signs at all relevant times during the surgery
  • Failing to properly supervise anesthesia team members
  • Failing to communicate with the surgeon at all relevant times during the surgery
  • Using defective equipment

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