Kansas Medical Malpractice Attorneys Specializing in Anesthesia Negligence Cases
Operating room environments are very complex and require the strictest attention to detail at all times. Technological advancements may help prevent some mistakes, but the possibility of human error is a variable that will never be completely removed from the process. Sometimes mistakes happen and it’s nobody’s fault. Unfortunately, there are some mistakes that could have been avoided if it wasn’t for the negligence of the medical professional responsible.
Anesthesiologists and CRNAs are trained to administer anesthesia to a patient and monitor the patient’s vital signs while they are under. The operating room requires on-the-spot decision making in a setting where things can change at a moment’s notice. Mistakes regrettably happen no matter how many precautions are taken. They can also happen when an anesthesiologist or CRNA is negligent.
Negligence can be caused by any number of factors:
- Fatigue — the result of medical professionals being overworked due to understaffed hospitals.
- Incompetence — caused by the anesthesiologist or CRNA not being properly trained (although this is a rare occurrence).
- Purposeful Negligence
- Defective equipment
- Incorrect Intubation
- Incorrect Amount of Anesthesia
Many complications can occur when an anesthesiologist or CRNA makes a mistake in the operating room. The following list is just a few of the serious side effects that can occur:
- Nerve Damage
- Heart Arrhythmia
- Cardiovascular Collapse
Getting Help After an Anesthesia Error
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury because of anesthesia medical malpractice, you may be able to seek compensation for your pain and suffering. To learn more about your legal rights, please contact the qualified and experienced Kansas anesthesia medical malpractice attorneys at Prochaska Howell & Prochaska LLC for a free and confidential consultation. Our qualified staff and attorneys are available to answer your questions and determine the best course of action!