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Cincinnati Lawyers For Anesthesia Errors

When people prepare to “go under” for a procedure or surgery, they often overlook the risks associated with improper anesthesia usage. The fear of error tends to lie in the procedure itself. A misuse of anesthesia which results in an injury may lead to a medical malpractice claim.

There are various types of anesthesia: local, regional, and general anesthesia. All of them come with associated risks and possibilities of injuries. Your doctor is required to inform you of the risks associated with any anesthesia which is administered to you. If they do not, and you suffer from one of the risks associated with that anesthesia, it may be considered medical negligence, and you could have a claim. Medical professionals have a duty to ensure that you are informed before you consent to a procedure, so that you can fairly weigh the risks.

What Injuries Can Result From Anesthesia Errors?

Medical negligence with anesthesia can over or under administering anesthesia, which may cause serious issues such as blood clots, strokes, and even death. But not all improper anesthetic use has to do with the dosage amount.

If a patient is improperly positioned during a surgical procedure many injuries can arise like ulnar neuropathy. There was a case in Summit County, Ohio, where a patient was improperly positioned during surgery which caused a nerve to be damaged, and eventually lose complete use of their hand.

Learn More By Contacting Our Cincinnati Law Firm

In Ohio, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice claim is one year. If you or someone you know may need help with their claim, or want to know if they have one, we offer free consultations with experienced attorneys. Contact us today by calling 513-496-0134 or send us an email.