All surgery carries certain risks including infection, anesthesia problems
Anesthesia errors are particularly catastrophic, and the result is often fatal. While rare
considering how many surgeries are performed each year in the United States,
anesthesia errors do occur. If you or your loved one has suffered harm
due to an error in anesthesia, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Most people are aware that general anesthesia carries significant risks
because it renders patients unconscious and completely dependent on others
to keep them alive. While typically less risky than general anesthesia,
regional and local anesthesia can also be dangerous, and errors in administration
can cause serious injury.
Anesthesia errors and the harm that they cause are preventable. In some
cases they are the result of inadequate product labeling or defective
equipment, but in most cases they are the result of
Those who survive anesthesia errors may need extensive treatment to recover
or may be permanently disabled, unable to work, and require life-long
care. Victims of
anesthesia awareness can suffer severe psychological and emotional damage that may or may not
respond to therapy. This can lead to serious health problems and even
death when patients are so terrified that they will no longer seek medical
care under any circumstances.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an anesthesia error, please
contact Golomb & Honik using the form at the side of the page or
call 855-889-5389 today to
schedule your free medical malpractice consultation. Golomb & Honik serve clients nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia,