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Addressing the possible risks of anesthesia errors

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

Whenever a medical procedure requires the use of medications to help provide comfort to a patient, medical professionals must use caution while monitoring the patient throughout the operation.  Any errors regarding the administering of anesthesia or patient monitoring could have dire repercussions that might leave a person in Illinois with severe injuries, or worse.  Unfortunately, studies indicate that similar forms of medical negligence remain a constant concern and can happen under various scenarios. 

The possible risks 

According to studies, anesthesia errors come in various forms, one of the most common of which may pertain to issues with monitoring a patient’s condition while under its effects. This could prove vital to identifying any concerns due to changes in the patient’s condition or due to a reaction to the anesthesia. Failure to address such risks could create a dangerous situation that might carry severe consequences for the patient. 

Studies also highlight the risks involved with improper administration of anesthesia and of issues with communication between those taking part in the operation. Such concerns could also pose a significant threat to one’s safety. Safety risks may also arise should the equipment used to administer anesthesia malfunction or should staff members prove incapable of properly operating such equipment. 

Presence of negligence 

There may be various risks associated with the use of anesthesia, especially in the presence of medical negligence. Individuals in Illinois who suffer serious injury or sudden loss due to similar concerns may choose to seek advice on their available legal avenues by consulting with an attorney. Such advice could help place a person in a better position with which to seek the restitution deserved through a medical malpractice claim against the party or parties deemed responsible. 

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