Anesthesia is a crucial part of the surgical process. Anesthesiologists are highly trained in this medical specialty and possess the appropriate knowledge to sedate patients. Unfortunately, as with any medical profession, mistakes happen. The sad part is that the patients are the ones who suffer when these anesthesia errors take place.
Common Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia problems can be caused by many different factors. As a patient or family member of someone who was hurt, it is difficult to determine what went wrong. Below is a brief list of the possible anesthesia mistakes that could have led to your injuries:
- Failure to monitor the patient
- Too much or too little anesthesia was given
- Patient was left unattended
- Patient wasn’t assessed properly prior to surgery
- Errors controlling gas flow occurred
- Improper administration of oxygen
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Learn more about anesthesia problems in our article, Anesthesia Complications – Know The Risks.