Helping You And Your Family Recover From An Anesthesia Error
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 a negligent anesthesia error has led to serious medical concerns for you or your loved one, a Charlotte anesthesia malpractice attorney can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
At Elam & Rousseaux, PLLC, our attorneys fight for compensation on behalf of anesthesia error victims throughout North Carolina.
Common Causes Of Anesthesia Mistakes
In most hospitals, the anesthesiologist will rotate between several operating rooms at once. A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) 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, including:
- Damage to teeth, soft tissue or vocal cords
- Brain damage
- Cardiac arrest
Many cases of anesthesia errors occur during intubation or extubation, which are the processes of inserting or removing the breathing tube. 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 28 minutes. By the time proper treatment was administered, the child had already suffered a serious brain injury.
Tell Our Team What Happened
Talk to the Charlotte medical malpractice lawyers at Elam & Rousseaux, 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 704-859-8979 now to schedule your free consultation with our team.