A Look at the Risk of Anesthesia Injuries
There are many types of medical malpractice, including anesthesia injuries. These types of medication errors can sometimes result in severe complications, including lung infections, temporary mental confusion, stroke, heart attack, and death. The risk of anesthesia complications may be higher in patients who smoke, have high blood pressure, or have diabetes.
Rarely, some patients have been known to wake up during the surgery. This may be the result of medical malpractice, such as when the anesthesiologist fails to administer enough of the medication. This complication is known as anesthesia awareness. The patient may or may not experience pain while he or she is aware of the surroundings. Despite this awareness, the patient is unable to alert the surgical team to the problem because of the muscle relaxants administered prior to surgery. Long-term psychological damage can occur.
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