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17 Potential Effects of Anesthesia Errors

Legally reviewed by David W.Hodges and Don J. Foty

There are several possible adverse side effects of anesthesia, and these are specifically likely to occur when your medical provider has made an avoidable mistake. If you have been hurt due to an anesthesia error, you can take legal action and hold those liable accountable. At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we are deeply committed to representing clients who have suffered due to negligence, including anesthesia errors. With over 40 years of combined legal practice, we have successfully advocated for thousands of clients. 

Our dedication to seeking justice for those harmed by medical malpractice defines our approach to legal representation. Anesthesia errors can result in serious injuries or even death, but you do not have to fight alone. Please contact Hodges & Foty, LLP for support and more information about how we can help. You can contact us by calling (713) 523-0001 or completing our contact form.

17 Potential Negative Effects of an Anesthesia Error

Depending on your circumstances, including whether you have gotten local, regional, or general anesthesia, there are many adverse effects you might experience. These adverse effects are typically much longer lasting and harmful if your anesthesiologist has made a mistake. You may experience the following negative effects if your medical team makes a mistake with anesthesia:

  1. Postoperative pain
  2. Decreased comfort during recovery, especially that which is not manageable with pain medication
  3. Intraoperative awareness
  4. PTSD due to intraoperative awareness
  5. Delirium, including disorientation, hallucination, and difficulty processing information
  6. Nausea and vomiting
  7. Anaphylaxis and other allergic reactions
  8. Nerve damage
  9. Chronic impacts on the senses
  10. Motor deficits
  11. Respiratory issues
  12. Blood clots
  13. Pneumonia
  14. Cardiac arrest
  15. Stroke
  16. Brain damage
  17. Death

If you are unsure whether you are facing specific effects because of normal reactions to anesthesia or if there is a genuine medical error relating to anesthesia, we encourage you to see another doctor you trust. Your doctor can help you determine what is normal and what is not.

What to Do if You Have Faced an Anesthesia Error

If you have faced adverse effects due to an anesthesia error and would like to obtain compensation for the related losses, we can help. You have the right to take legal action against the parties liable for your damages and suffering, so we recommend you take the following steps:

  • Seek medical attention from a provider you trust
  • Follow your doctor’s recommendations as closely as possible
  • Stay offline, log out of accounts, and deactivate social media
  • Avoid discussing legal matters with others, including friends or family
  • Exercise your rights to privacy and confidentiality within the client-attorney relationship
  • Provide minimal information to any insurance companies
  • Do not accept settlement offers without support from a lawyer
  • Retain an attorney who can assist in your anesthesia error claim

By sharing as much information as you can with your lawyer, you improve your odds of legal success, complete compensation, and full recovery. Please get in touch with us for more information about the services we can provide when you retain us.

Fight for Complete Compensation: Contact Our Hodges & Foty, LLP Anesthesia Error Lawyers Today

If you have experienced the daunting effects of anesthesia errors, you are not alone in this journey. Anesthesia errors can lead to various potential effects, from minor complications to severe, life-altering conditions. At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we recognize the severity of these outcomes and are committed to providing you with the legal support you need. Our firm stands ready to explore every avenue to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve for the suffering endured.

Do not let the consequences of anesthesia errors overshadow your right to fair treatment and compensation. We offer free consultations, giving you a risk-free opportunity to discuss your situation with seasoned professionals who care. Contact us today at (713) 523-0001 or complete our contact form to learn how we can assist you. When you work with us, you can retain support from a board-certified personal injury lawyer, an accolade only awarded to 1% of Texas attorneys.

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