Before a patient goes under the knife for either a necessary or elective surgery, he or she will receive some form of anesthesia to help control the pain and potential trauma involved with the operation. And, although administering anesthesia may seem like a straightforward or basic process, when anesthesiologists act carelessly or make mistakes, the results could be life-altering and even deadly.
Far too many patients are either injured or killed every year from anesthesia errors. If you or someone you know has suffered from a negligent anesthesiologist’s mistakes, contact a Nashville anesthesiology lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765.
Common Anesthesia Mistakes
In many cases, anesthesiologists will catch and correct the error during the operation without the patient suffering any harm. However, if the medical professional fails to monitor the patient’s vitals or acts negligently, the patient could suffer serious consequences. Some common anesthesia errors include:
- Using too much anesthesia
- Not using enough anesthesia, which can cause the patient to wake up mid-surgery
- Not watching the patient’s vital signs
- Using faulty equipment
If you or a loved one has suffered adverse health side effects from these or other anesthesia-related mistakes, you will likely require additional medical care, costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Hold these negligent medical professionals liable today by contacting an experienced legal representative.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, we understand the seriousness of your situation and are committed to helping every step of the way. For more information, contact a Nashville medical malpractice attorney at 615-277-2765 today.