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Anesthesia Errors | Romanucci & Blandin

During many medical procedures and surgeries, anesthesia is used frequently to allow the patient to get through the procedure without having any pain. Anesthesia is usually administered in a safe and effective manner, but there are anesthesia errors that do occur. These errors can leave patients with catastrophic results, which include stroke, heart attack, coma or death.


Depending on what procedure is being done, different types of anesthesia will be utilized for the patient. For most major surgeries, general anesthesia is used where the patient is completely unconscious. Local anesthesia is used to numb only the area in which the surgical procedure is being performed and regional anesthesia blocks pain signals to the brain temporarily. Spinal anesthesia, like an epidural, numbs the lower body and is often used during childbirth.

There are a variety of reasons why anesthesia errors occur, but they are often the result of medical malpractice or doctor error. If the appropriate level of care was neglected by an anesthesiologist or other medical professional, they may be held liable for any injuries that resulted. The most common types of anesthesia errors are:

  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Communication errors
  • Defective equipment
  • Elongated sedation
  • Failure to monitor a patient properly
  • Failure to recognize complications
  • Harmful drug interaction
  • Hindered anesthesia delivery
  • Improper or negligent administration of oxygen
  • Incorrect Dosage
  • Incorrect intubation or failure to intubate

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