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Philadelphia Anesthesia Error Lawyer

Any surgery or operation has a degree of risk when it requires the patient to be anesthetized, whether it requires general, regional, or local anesthetics. However, it is an anesthesiologists’ job to minimize these risks to a reasonable degree that makes most surgeries safe, and with positive outcomes. Whether you or a loved one had an adverse reaction to a specific anesthetic medication, you were prescribed the wrong medication, the anesthesiologist gave the wrong dose, or the medical team failed to monitor your or your loved one’s vital body functions, you may be able to sue the at-fault party for damages. The Philadelphia anesthesia error lawyer at The Villari Firm, PLLC assists patients and those who have lost loved ones with the medical malpractice and wrongful death process, and will be with you every step of the way.

Duties and Responsibilities of Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists have one of the highest medical malpractice insurance premiums of any type of physician. This is because their job carries a great deal of risk; they are responsible for giving patients enough medication during surgery, and in the aftermath of a traumatic event, to sedate them, but not so much that the patient goes into cardiac arrest. An anesthesiologist’s duties include, though are not limited to:

  • Conducting preoperative evaluations
  • Providing continual medical assessment during surgery
  • Monitor and adjust the patient’s vital functions, including heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure, breathing, temperature, and fluid balance
  • Control and adjust patient’s consciousness
  • Monitor the patient’s pain level
  • Continue monitoring vitals post-operation
  • Treat for acute and chronic pain post-operation

Problems That Can Arise Due to Being Improperly Anesthetized

Examples of medical negligence that can lead to serious harm, pain, or death of an anesthetized patient include the following:

  • Administering the wrong dose of anesthesia
  • Administering the wrong type of anesthesia
  • Failure to monitor the patient’s vital body functions
  • Failure to put a patient under anesthesia
  • Failure to monitor and control the patient’s pain level or level of consciousness
  • Failure to ensure the patient is in the correct position during surgery
  • Failure to manage the administration of medications, blood, and fluid
  • Failure to stop an operation they believe is too risky to perform
  • Discharging a patient too soon after operation, or transferring them too soon after surgery

A failure to perform duties to a reasonable standard of care can cause a patient permanent injury, brain damage, or death.

Contact a Philadelphia Anesthesia Lawyer Today

Truly knowing what happened to you during surgery, or what happened to a loved one who lost their life, may never be possible without filing a medical malpractice claim. The hospital in which the accident occurred will never admit to wrongdoing, and you are unlikely to ever get a true answer from the surgeons, anesthesiologist, nurses, or hospital administrators. Here at The Villari Firm, we work entirely for you in your endeavor to uncover the truth, to establish fault and liability, and to hold the at-fault party fully accountable. Call our Philadelphia anesthesia lawyers today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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