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Reasons for an Anesthesia Malpractice Suit

AnesthesiaAnesthesia errors account for a significant proportion of all medical malpractice suits.  Malpractice claims involving anesthesia typically involve the improper prescription or administration of the anesthesia, the failure to properly monitor the patient during the anesthesia induction or administration or the failure to identify an individual’s inherent risk to anesthesia.

Without question, the administration of anesthesia requires an expert’s care.  It is the duty of the anesthesiologist to thoroughly investigate the patient’s history in order to determine whether or not the patient has a pre-existing condition that may create complications by using anesthesia.

Patients under general anesthesia must undergo continual monitoring to ensure their safety.  This monitoring includes, but is not limited to, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, oxygen saturation of the blood and an electro cardiography.  Anesthesiologists are required to maintain a record during the procedure.  The record is a medical documentation of the events that occurred while the patient was under general anesthesia.  It details all drugs administered to the patient, an observation of the patient’s heart rate throughout the procedure, as well as other physiologic matters.

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Common Types of Anesthesia Offered to Patients

There are three types of anesthesia commonly used in medical procedures:

Types of Anesthesia Negligence

The improper administration of anesthesia can lead to severe consequences, possibly even death, which can result in an anesthesia medical malpractice lawsuit.  Some examples of actions performed by an anesthesiologist that could be cause for a potential medical malpractice claim include, but are not limited to, the following:

Speak with a Lawyer About Your Anesthesia Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice premiums for anesthesiologist are higher than any other specialist, due to the fact that a mistake made by an anesthesiologist has very serious consequences.  In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of the improper administration of anesthesia in the state of New Jersey that has been caused by negligence, please contact the experienced Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers in NJ at Villani & DeLuca to schedule your free initial consultation.  We will help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional stress and any long term care that may be required.  Please contact us today!