Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Helping Victims of Anesthesia Errors Get Help for Their Injuries
Even minor surgeries entail some risk on behalf of the patient. Incision sites may become infected, objects may be left inside the patient, or surgeons may inadvertently damage neighboring organs or veins while performing the procedure. Competent doctors and nurses will do all they can to avoid these grave errors, but every day, medical professionals commit negligent or careless acts during procedures.
Anesthesia brings its own set of risks
Yet another source of risk for surgery patients is that the process of administering anesthesia could go awry. Administering anesthesia properly and monitoring patients for negative reactions to the drugs are demanding tasks requiring a physician’s utmost care and attention. Patients can suffer emotional trauma, lifelong physical injuries, or even death when anesthesia is not administered properly. Speak with Chicago medical malpractice lawyer John Fairman after an accident during surgery.
Three forms of anesthesia bring different danger levels
Anesthesia comes in three main forms: local, regional, and general. Both local and regional anesthesia are less risky than general anesthesia, as they allow the patient to remain conscious throughout the procedure. General anesthesia places a patient under complete sedation and necessitates that a machine assist the patient with his or her breathing.
General anesthesia involves drugs that numb the patient’s pain (analgesics), drugs that make the patient unconscious (hypnotics) and drugs that relax and soften the patient’s muscles to allow access to the surgical site (relaxants). If any of these drugs is administered in the wrong dose, or if any causes an adverse reaction in a patient, and the anesthesiologist fails to correct this error, patients could experience serious pain, loss of air to the brain, or heart stoppage.
Find out if you’re owed compensation after an anesthesia error
After an anesthesia error or other serious medical mistake, you need a dedicated and experienced lawyer on your side to fight for your right to compensation. Serious anesthesia errors can require years of rehabilitation, long leave taken from work, and thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Bridgeview medical error lawyer John Fairman has represented the interests of those injured by hospital mistakes for years, and he can help you get the funds you need after an Illinois anesthesia accident. If you or someone you love has been injured by an anesthesia error in the Chicagoland area, contact Homewood medical malpractice lawyer John Fairman for a consultation on your case.
Get Help after Serious Anesthesia Errors from an Experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney
For assistance after a medical error in Illinois, such as a surgery error or anesthesia error, contact the dedicated, effective, and trial-ready Homewood medical malpractice lawyer John Fairman for a consultation, at 708-799-4848, with additional offices in Bridgeview at 708-960-4806.