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Factors that may increase your risk of anesthesia complications

Posted on May 19, 2015 9:24 am under Medical Malpractice

Although full anesthesia is considered safe even among sick people, errors in dosage and administration could result in tremendously damaging adverse effects, such as stroke, heart attack, lung infections, and even death.

Apart from medical negligence, your risk of complications during anesthesia administration may increase given these factors:

  • Certain underlying medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and problems with lungs, kidneys, and liver
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Smoking
  • Too much alcohol consumption
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Allergy to other drugs
  • Anti-blood clotting medicines, such as aspirin

Some cases of anesthesia-related death could have been prevented with proper medical care and caution. If your loved one has suffered adversely due to erroneous anesthesia administration, our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may look into your situation to see if you are eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 for a free assessment of your case.