The Most Common Types
Did you know that anesthesia related injuries are one of the most common types of medical malpractice cases? We will discuss the most common types of anesthesia related injuries. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury as a result of anesthesia, it is important to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney right away.
The first thing to understand is that there are two different types of anesthesia: general and regional. General anesthesia is when the patient is completely asleep and unaware of what is happening during surgery. Regional anesthesia numbs a specific area of the body so the patient remains awake but does not feel pain in the area that is being operated on.
There are several different types of injuries that can occur as a result of anesthesia. The most common type of injury is called an anesthetic awareness injury. This occurs when the patient wakes up during surgery while still under general anesthesia. The patient may be unable to move or speak and may experience great fear and panic as a result. If you or a loved one has experienced this type of injury, it is important to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Another common type of anesthesia related injury is called a nerve injury. This can occur when the nerves are damaged as a result of the anesthesia. Nerve injuries can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected area. If you or a loved one has experienced a nerve injury as a result of anesthesia, it is important to seek medical attention right away and to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of anesthesia, it is important to seek legal help right away. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will be able to review your case and help you understand your legal options.