Anesthesia Errors

Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Most surgical procedures will require the administration of anesthesia to a patient prior to surgery. As a result, and because anesthetics are powerful and potentially dangerous drugs, the role of an anesthesiologist is incredibly important. When these medical professionals fail to uphold their duty to provide an acceptable standard of care and commit errors, patients may be at risk of suffering serious harm, including stroke, infection, nerve damage, heart attack, brain or respiratory damage, and other injuries.

Medical Negligence & Anesthesia

Anesthesia errors most commonly involve human error, although some instances may involve difficulties with equipment and medical devices.

Anesthesia errors may involve the following:

  • Administering the wrong dose or incorrect type of anesthesia
  • Failures to determine a patient's allergies
  • Failure to identify contraindicated medications taken by patient
  • A medical professional's inattention, fatigue, or impairment
  • Failing to adequately monitor a patient
  • Failure to adhere to proper and accepted protocol
  • Mechanical errors or difficulties with medical devices

Patients who suffer harm as the result of these or any other anesthesia error will need to file a medical malpractice claim in order to hold an at-fault health care provider accountable and to pursue a recovery of their damages. These claims will require victims to prove that a medical professional's error was preventable and that it more likely than not caused them harm.

It is important to understand that medical malpractice claims, and claims involving anesthesia errors in particular, are challenging. As legally and medically complex, they demand attention from experienced attorneys who have the resources, network of connections, and determination to secure and present evidence that establishes fault and liability.

Allow a Proven Legal Team to Help

Stern Law Group is committed to helping injured victims and families throughout Houston obtain the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. If you or your loved one has been injured as the result of an anesthesia error, our firm is prepared to immediately respond to your call for help. Learn more about your rights, eligibility to recover compensation, and how our legal team can help by calling 877-661-9900.