Anesthesia involves the use of anesthetics during surgeries or procedures to block pain. By regulating the flow of blood, breathing, blood pressure, and heart rhythm, a person undergoing a medical procedure may also feel relaxed, sleepy, or may even become unconscious. However, a toxic amount of anesthesia in the body may lead to serious complications that could be irreversible and may even result in death.
Anesthesia overdose is oftentimes a result of medical malpractice. The Indian Journal of Anesthesia ranks the topmost risk factors for anesthesia errors; among the top ten are:
These and more could have been prevented if the medical institution had not failed to ensure that all personnel were well- staffed, equipped, and trained in administering anesthesia. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice in Wisconsin, seek the help of an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn the legal options available to you. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to seek legal help today.