An anesthesia error can lead to serious injury or even death. While receiving an overdose of anesthesia is not an especially common occurrence, it happens more frequently than many people realize. An individual can die as a result of receiving too much anesthesia.
An anesthesia error may constitute the administration of too much sedation, too little anesthesia or any other number of doctor mistakes. While the circumstances will vary depending on the nature of the error and the patient, there are some common injuries that can result from anesthesia errors, some of which are listed below:
- Birth defect;
- Asphyxia (not receiving enough oxygen);
- Brain damage/aneurism;
- Cardiovascular damage;
- Heart attack;
- Loss of memory;
- Loss of bodily functions;
- Spinal cord injury; and
In addition to the physical ramifications of this type of surgical error, there is also the possibility of anesthesia awareness, wherein a patient is conscious, aware of the surgery, in pain and unable to communicate. This type of psychological injury can result in long-term emotional consequences.
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