Negligence by Anesthesiologists in Michigan

 anesthesia negligence in MichiganAnesthesia Negligence in Michigan

Doctors are not the only medical professionals who are guilty of medical malpractice. Nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, technicians, and other medical staff can also be guilty of medical negligence.

Anesthesiologists are in charge of administering a powerful drug to surgery patients in order to block consciousness of pain. Anesthesia is odorless and colorless and is given to patients through a breathing device or intravenously prior to surgery. When the drug is not administered correctly, serious injuries or death can occur as a result of Michigan medical malpractice.

This form of professional negligence occurs when proper steps are not followed. Examples of anesthesia negligence in Michigan include:

  • anesthesiologist lacks proper training
  • incorrect dose of anesthesia administered
  • failure to assess a patient properly for anesthesia
  • failure to set up monitoring equipment
  • failure to make sure the patient is in the proper position
  • improperly administering the tube in and out of the patient
  • patient wakes up during the surgery (anesthesia awareness)
  • failure to provide post-op care
  • failure to resuscitate

If administered incorrectly, spinal anesthesia can cause paralysis. Even anesthesia given during child birth can create injuries to the mother or the unborn baby, such as permanent damage to the child, severe injuries to the mother, paralysis, and even death. If lack of oxygen or overdose occurs from general anesthesia, serious injuries can transpire as a result of anesthesia negligence, such as coma, paralysis, permanent brain damage, collapsed lung, heart attack, organ failure, or death.

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been a victim of an anesthesiologist’s error in Michigan, it is extremely important that you find an experienced Detroit medical malpractice attorney to represent you. Often injuries caused by anesthesia errors are complex, and you will need a knowledgeable and qualified attorney to help you settle your case.

Thurswell Law represents injured victims of Michigan medical malpractice errors, such as emergency room malpractice, doctor’s negligence, surgical mistakes, medication errors, nurse’s negligence, anesthesiologist’s negligence, and even wrongful death. These errors could be life-threatening and could result in brain damage, birth injury, oxygen deprivation, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, paralysis, or death. Call us today for your free consultation to discuss.



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