Both patients and physicians rely on the specific expertise of anesthesiologists to provide safe medical care to patients undergoing anesthesia. The sedative is absolutely essential for many surgeries, but so is taking care to ensure that it is administered properly.
The risks of poorly-managed anesthesia can include incorrect dosages, allergic reactions, lack of oxygen due to improper intubation or system toxicity. If a patient is given too little anesthesia, he or she may even wake up during the surgical procedure, a horrific event that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and severe anxiety.
If you or a family member experienced the physical and psychological trauma of an anesthesia error, please call Kolsby Gordon today.