New Mexico Anesthesia Errors Attorneys
Anesthesia is a vital part of medicine that allows for painless medical surgery. In general, patients who are under most types of anesthesia will not remember their surgical procedure due to being completely unconscious. In contrast, this essential medicine can also cause severe damage if the anesthesiologist or other medical professionals make a mistake when administering anesthesia.
When someone has to have surgery, they do their research about the surgeon and the procedure and come into the operating room with a level of trust. Unfortunately, there can be other negligent medical professionals who are under-qualified to perform their duties, causing serious anesthesia errors and life-threatening damage to patients. If you believe you have been a victim of an anesthesia error, contact a New Mexico anesthesia error lawyer about your case.
Types of Anesthesia Errors in New Mexico
Between 2007 and 2014, studies reported that a total of 17,116 anesthetic errors were reported. Of those errors, 131 total people died in both a teaching hospital and a non-teaching hospital. Although the numbers were relatively small compared to the millions of patients who receive anesthesia, the issues still exist, and negligent medical professionals can still be liable for damages.
Widely used in hospitals, emergency rooms, doctor’s offices and other medical facilities, anesthesia is administered by an anesthesiologist before surgery, who evaluates the patient and determines the correct anesthesia dosage. When this dosage is administered incorrectly due to negligence, it is usually caused by:
- Improper dosage
- Failure to monitor while under anesthesia
- Defective products
- Delayed delivery
- Intubation errors
- Failure to administer oxygen properly
- Failure to treat complications
Numerous scenarios cause anesthesia errors, and when these mistakes happen, victims can face long-term challenges and can even lead to preventable death. The medical malpractice attorneys at Dominguez Law Firm can help victims, and their families navigate the legal process of anesthesia errors in New Mexico.
Potential Injuries Caused by Anesthesia Errors
Medical professionals have a duty of care to ensure the safety and health of every patient. When anesthesia errors occur, the following injuries can be caused:
- Heart attack
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage
- Oxygen deprivation
- Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)
- Birth defects
- Psychological problems
Anesthesiologists and other medical professionals have a challenging job of determining accurate anesthesia dosage and knowing the medical history of the patient in order to administer the drug successfully. When medical professionals fail to perform a standard level of care for patients, they can be held liable for the victim’s injuries. Contact an anesthesia error attorney for more information on these types of medical malpractice claims.
Consult An Experienced Anesthesia Error Lawyer in New Mexico
At Dominguez Law Firm, our New Mexico anesthesia error attorneys put their clients above all else and stand up for clients who have been injured due to the negligence of medical professionals in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Our team is compassionate, professional, and prepared to assert your rights in court and help you recover compensation for your recovery. To speak with one of our lawyers for a free case review, call (505) 317-9837 or fill out our contact form.
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