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Anesthesia Errors

The anesthesiology team plays a vital role in any surgery. Every patient requires a different amount and responds differently to general anesthesia. An error in delivering anesthetics or lax monitoring during the operation or recovery can lead to irreversible harm or death.

The medical malpractice lawyers of Rush & Gransee, L.C., have extensive experience in surgery malpractice cases, including anesthesia errors. We know how to decipher the medical records and fill in the blanks to hold anesthesiologists and hospitals accountable.

If you believe the anesthesiologist's mistake injured or killed your loved one, call our San Antonio firm at 210-223-9200 or toll free at 888-501-9299.

The Catastrophic Effect of Anesthesia Errors

The role of the anesthesiologist (a physician) is to prepare the correct dosage and the apparatus that regulates the anesthetic. In many hospitals, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) manages the actual delivery and monitors the patient during the operation while the anesthesiologist oversees simultaneous surgeries and steps in as necessary to adjust anesthesia levels or respond to complications.

Examples of anesthesia errors by the doctor, CRNA or hospital staff include:

  • Ignoring contraindications (known allergies or cross-reactions)
  • Administering the wrong drug
  • Miscalculating the dose (overanesthetizing or underanesthetizing)
  • Failing to monitor the patient's vital signs
  • Bringing the patient "back" too quickly
  • Premature discharge of a groggy patient

Negligence in these duties can have terrible consequences for the patient, including waking up during surgery, brain damage, neurological injuries, cardiac arrest, coma or death.

You are in Good Hands Now

Attorney Robert Rush is a board-certified specialist* with more than 20 years of experience representing injury victims and grieving families. He will aggressively pursue compensation for ongoing medical care or nursing care, loss of the person's economic contributions, and damages for the victim's pain and suffering or the survivors' loss of companionship and support.

To discuss your case, contact us today for a free consultation. With offices in San Antonio, Kenedy and McAllen, we handle cases in Bexar County and throughout South Texas.

* Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Lawyer