Anesthesiologists, registered nurse anesthetists, and other medical professionals receive extensive training to ensure they don’t make any mistake which puts a patient’s life at risk. Unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily prevent anesthesiologists, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals from providing substandard care.
Typical Injuries Associated with Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia errors can have far-reaching consequences in the form of:
- Heart attack
- Trachea damage
- Oxygen deprivation
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
For survivors, injuries sustained as a result of anesthesia errors are catastrophic, often requiring ongoing care and extensive medical treatment. These injuries can be permanent in nature and may prevent victims from caring for themselves, returning to work, or ever resuming their once-normal life.