Anesthesia Injury Lawyers in Nebraska

Help For Victims of Anesthesia Errors and Injuries

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An experienced Omaha anesthesia accident attorney can help patients sort out what happened in the operating room and who should be held accountable for any negligence that caused the patient's injuries.

Anesthesia accidents or errors occur when anesthesia is administered improperly, resulting in serious injuries or even wrongful death. Anesthesia makes it possible for modern medicine to treat a wide range of medical conditions, since it allows doctors to perform surgery or other medical procedures without causing pain or discomfort to a conscious patient. However, anesthesia must be administered by careful, trained professionals to minimize the risk of complications.

Common Anesthesia Mistakes

Some common types of anesthesia accidents include:

  • Failing to administer adequate oxygen to the patient
  • Intubation of the esophagus, leading to severe brain damage
  • Failing to give the patient proper prep instructions, like reminding the patient not to eat or drink
  • Administering too much anesthesia
  • Administering too little anesthesia
  • Failing to check a patient's other medications or allergies
  • Failing to check whether a patient is pregnant before
  • Using broken or defective equipment to administer anesthesia
  • Using outdated or defective medications, fluids, or other substances

Anesthesia makes most modern surgical procedures possible, leading to an improved quality of life for millions of people.

Anesthesia Accident Injuries and Adverse Events

Anesthesia accidents can have serious, even life-threatening, consequences. Common results of severe anesthesia accidents include brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, paralysis, nerve damage, asphyxia, or coma. If a pregnant patient is given the wrong types or amounts of anesthesia, the baby may suffer from physical or neurological birth injuries, which may permanently alter the course of the child's, and the family's life.

Liability for Anesthesia Errors in Nebraska

Who is responsible for an anesthesia accident depends on the facts of each patient's particular case. The failure to meet the standards of anesthesiological care and treatment may constitute medical negligence, and, can result in serious injury or even death.

Anesthesia makes most modern surgical procedures possible, leading to an improved quality of life for millions of people. However, anesthesia must be administered properly. If you've been injured in an anesthesia accident, the call (402) 397-7600 to speak with an experienced Omaha medical malpractice attorney at Cullan & Cullan LLC.

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We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.

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