There is a reason there are special doctors in charge of administering anesthesia. It is a dangerous drug that can lead to serious brain damage and cardiac arrest when not administered properly. If the negligent anesthesia errors have led to serious medical concerns for you or your loved one, a Charlotte medical malpractice attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Elam & Elam, PLLC, our attorneys protect the rights of anesthesia error victims throughout North Carolina.
In most hospitals, the anesthesiologist will rotate between several operating rooms at once. A CRNA, or certified registered nurse anesthetist, is often the only one who stays to monitor the patient during the operation. If the CRNA fails to properly monitor vital signs or call the anesthesiologist in time, major problems can ensue. Other times, anesthesia errors occur when a patient has been given an improper dosage.
We protect victims who have suffered a variety of injuries due to anesthesia errors:
Many cases of anesthesia errors occur during intubation and extubation, which is the process of putting the breathing tube in or taking it out. The breathing tube is administered in order to make sure a patient can breathe properly. When it is taken out too soon, patients are not able to breathe on their own, because the paralytic has not yet worn off.
We once represented the family of a two-month-old child who did not get proper resuscitation drugs in time. The child had a heart rate that was too slow, and it was not recognized for twenty-eight minutes. By the time proper treatment was administered, the child had already suffered a serious brain injury.
Talk to the Charlotte medical malpractice lawyers at Elam & Elam, PLLC now to share the details of what happened to you or your loved one. We are here to pursue justice and seek compensation for the wrongs done to you.
Call (704) 702-0024 now to schedule your free consultation with our team.