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3 common anesthesia errors

Going under anesthesia is a serious concern for many patients across Arizona, and if you are among them, you may find yourself preoccupied with all the “what ifs” that could potentially happen because of your anesthesia treatment. At the Law Office of Jojene E Mills, P.C., we recognize that serious, and in some cases, potentially life-threatening situations can arise because physicians make anesthesia errors, and we have helped many patients who suffered injury because of a medical provider’s negligence or mistake pursue appropriate recourse.

According to Elcam Medical, more than 250,000 Americans lose their lives every year because of medical errors, and some of those errors involve medical professionals making mistakes while treating patients using anesthesia. Just what types of anesthesia errors are endangering today’s patients?

Dosing issues are a common anesthesia-related medical error, and they can lead to unpleasant and potentially dangerous side effects for patients. Often, doctors and anesthesiologists make dosing errors because they lack proper training, are unfamiliar with the equipment or are straight-up careless when administering anesthetic drugs.

Another common anesthesia error that often affects children involves medical providers accidentally administering residual anesthetics when flushing anesthetic devices. Some stopcocks used in anesthesia administration contain dead space that can make them more likely to spread infection. Failing to adequately control fluids when administering anesthesia is another common anesthesia error, and it can lead to a wide range of side effects, including breathing issues, anxiety and hypertension, among others. You can find out more about medical malpractice by exploring our webpage.

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