Each anesthetic administration carries a risk of complications, morbidity and mortality. Medications used to induce or maintain anesthesia are some of the most potent drugs used in medicine. Complications can be mild, moderate or severe, temporary or permanent and can be serious enough to cause brain injury, cardiopulmonary arrest, airway trauma or even the death of the patient. Anesthetic complications can be minimized with adequate preparation and anticipation by the treating anesthesiologist.
Preoperative anesthesia risk assessment is mandatory in order to be able to predict the likelihood of complications in the perioperative period. Close monitoring before, during and after the anesthesia is administered is required in order to prevent and intervene in a timely fashion to avoid progression of an unanticipated complication.
Complications may develop in patients according to the type of anesthesia administered. Patients undergoing a surgical procedure may be at risk for particular types of adverse consequences depending on the type of anesthesia administered to them. Local anesthesia, regional anesthesia and general anesthesia have their own peculiar complications.
Anesthesia errors that cause injury may give rise to a medical malpractice cause of action. If as a result of anesthesiologist's or nurse anesthetist's error your condition worsened or you have been unexpectedly injured, you deserve legal representation. If you are suffering from complications due to an anesthesia error, let Dr. Borten an experienced trial attorney and also a physician with 35 years of experience fully evaluate the merits of your potential case and the Boston area medical malpractice attorneys at Gorovitz & Borten review the specifics of your case. We can help you assert your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
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