When you are preparing for a procedure at your Montana doctor, you may have been told that you will be put under anesthesia for your overall comfort while your procedure is being completed. While this medical practice can be highly beneficial for you and your ability to be treated with minimal stress or trauma, it is also important that you be aware of errors that can happen when anesthesia is administered. At Edmiston & Colton, we are committed to providing people with information about the dangers of medical malpractice.
If you have never been given an anesthetic before, it is wise to discuss what will happen with your doctor. Make sure that you understand what will happen to you, as well as how to prepare for anesthesia and what side effects to be aware of. According to Elcam Safety, some of the most common anesthesia errors that could affect you include the following:
- Errors in your personal documentation that lead to errors in how your anesthesia is administered to you.
- The inconsistent flow of the anesthesia when it is being administered to you through an IV.
- Accidental administration of anesthetics that contain residual flow from previous IVs that were given to you.
- Incorrect dosing amounts.
- Poor management of pain levels following your procedure.
When you are aware of the errors that could happen when your doctor is administering anesthetics, you can be prepared to ask the right questions and take precautions to protect yourself against a preventable medical error. For more information, if you have been injured by your doctor, visit our web page.