Anesthesia Malpractice

Was Your Surgical Injury Caused By An Anesthesia Error?

One of the risks involved in surgery is anesthesia. Whether you need a local anesthetic to locally numb a specific part of your body or general anesthesia to put you under, if anesthesia is not properly administered, devastating consequences can result.

Anesthesia Error Injury Lawyer In Oregon

My name is Robert Miller, and I am a medical malpractice lawyer in Eugene, Oregon. Each of us has the opportunity at some point in our lives to need some form of anesthesiology to deaden pain during a procedure. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury during a procedure, you may be entitled to compensation if your injury was caused by negligence or incompetence of the anesthesiologist.

The following are all examples of anesthesia malpractice:

  • Over-sedation (giving you too high a dose of an anesthetic)
  • Administering the wrong anesthetic, such as one you known to be allergic to
  • Failing to monitor you for an allergic reaction
  • Causing nerve damage when administering anesthesia (such as administering a local anesthetic too close to the spinal cord during back surgery or improperly inserting an epidural during childbirth)
  • Damaging your retina when injecting anesthesia into the eye surgery
  • Failure to monitor your blood pressure, breathing and other vital signs while you are under anesthesia
  • Suffering a heart attack or stroke while under general anesthesia.
  • Inhaling liquids into your lungs (aspirating) while under general anesthesia
  • Failing to protect you from falls from the operating table while under anesthesia or from collapsing while you are recovering

Anesthesia is one of the many risks associated with surgery, and an injury can occur even when the anesthesiologist does everything right and adheres completely to the accepted standards of care. I will consult with appropriate experts to determine if your anesthesiologist did everything that he or she was trained to do to protect your safety.