The most common complications associated with anesthesia error are nerve damage, permanent brain damage, airway injury or death.
A recent study from 2017 reviewed closed surgical and procedural death and brain damage claims in the Anesthesia Close Claims Project database from 2002 to 2013. The study concluded that 74% of the anesthesia death or brain damage claims were caused or had a contributing cause of anesthesiologist situational awareness errors. The most common of these situational awareness errors were respiratory system damaging events, difficult intubation and aspiration.
The fact that situational errors resulting in death or brain damage remain prevalent causes of anesthesia medical malpractice is concerning. Consult the Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyers at Milles Law if you believe you or a loved one has been injured due to an anesthesia error or medical malpractice. Your Injury. Your Rights. Your Lawyer.