Representing the Victims of Medical Negligence
Many patients think nothing of going under anesthesia because they trust that their doctors know what they are doing. Anesthetic drugs, however, are potent medications that can cause serious damage if they are not administered properly or patients are not correctly monitored.
At the law firm of Furr & Henshaw, with offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, our experienced South Carolina anesthesia error attorneys help clients statewide pursue medical malpractice claims against negligent anesthesiologists, nurses and hospitals.
Understanding the Risks of Anesthesia
When a patient goes under general anesthesia or any other procedure that requires the use of high doses of anesthetic agents, there are several risks that must be carefully managed. Among the key responsibilities of attending medical staff are the following:
- Proper monitoring of vital signs
- Use of appropriate anesthetic agents for the patient
- A comprehensive and correctly timed anesthesia evaluation
- Use of sufficient anesthesia to avoid pain
- Identification and treatment of hematomas and infections
In many hospitals, a single anesthesiologist oversees all of the patients under anesthesia, while a nurse anesthetist remains with the patient for monitoring purposes. If a hospital is understaffed, a patient may not receive the necessary attention to avoid anesthesia errors.
Contact Our Myrtle Beach and Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you have suffered serious harm or have lost a loved one as a result of a potential anesthesia error, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced trial lawyer. You will not pay any attorneys fees unless we help you recover compensation.