Being put under anesthesia for an operation is a huge medical procedure that can have tragic consequences to a patient's health when not properly performed. A patient is completely helpless under anesthesia and must trust the medical staff members involved to properly administer medications and monitor his or her status. Luckily, most of the operations that are performed under anesthesia throughout the nation do not lead to tragedy due to anesthesia errors. However, when an anesthesiologist or doctor makes a mistake during the surgery, serious and life-altering injuries or death can result.
When you undergo surgery, you are putting your life into the hands of the surgeons and the anesthesiologist. Every decision about blood pressure, oxygen, and time are vital to your survival. One little error, such as neglecting to monitor oxygen and blood pressure can cause tragic organ and brain damage. Other times, these mistakes can be deadly.
Did you know?
When an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist is careless and makes an error during surgery, the patient can experience serious pain, and may be left with post traumatic stress disorder, brain injury.
In some cases, death is the result.