When it comes to invasive surgery and other procedures that could cause unnecessary pain, anesthesiologists are called in to help numb the patient to this suffering, putting them under at the same time.
Anesthesiology is a sensitive science, though, that involves the precise use of oxygen, anesthetic agents, other substances and various equipment. Mistakes could mean extreme physical pain or even death. Sometimes malpractice lawsuits against anesthesiologists happen solely because the doctor didn’t check beforehand to see if the patient had any allergies or sensitivity issues that would cause complications.
Anesthesia errors that can occur during surgery include, giving too much anesthesia to the patient, failing to monitor the patient’s vital signs, improperly intubating patients (putting a tube in the trachea to assist with breathing), or using defective equipment.
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