Anesthesia Errors Resulting in Oregon Medical Malpractice: Bend & Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Oregon Medical Malpractice Causing Anesthesia Errors: Bend & Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains


Anesthesia is a combination of three powerful drugs which allow medical procedures to be safely performed.  This cocktail of drugs used to anesthetize a patient includes a drug to block all pain, paralyze the body so it cannot move during a procedure, and cause unconsciousness.  With this combination, surgeons can perform complicated procedures without the worry that patients will spasm, wake up, or wince in pain.  However, this combination is dangerous and it can result in serious injury or wrongful death if improperly used or administered because of Oregon medical malpractice.  If this happens, victims should call our Portland and Bend medical malpractice lawyer.


Causes of Anesthesia Errors


There are many potential causes of anesthesia errors due to Oregon medical malpractice.  Many of these anesthesia errors are completely avoidable and should never occur when a patient receives the proper care and treatment that a competent healthcare provider is supposed to provide.  Some common anesthesia errors include the following:


  • Overdoses;
  • Failing to managing co-morbitities or possible complications;
  • Failing to properly perfuse the patient;
  • Failing to maintain safe blood pressure during the surgery;
  • Improper incubation;
  • Neglecting to manage the patient’s vitals during the surgery and adjust; and
  • Failing to recognize and manage complications; and
  • Other causes.


Damages Caused by Anesthesia Errors


Anesthesia errors can result in minor discomfort or brief illness, or permanent nerve damages or caustic injuries, or to even wrongful death. These are very serious injuries though because anesthesia is so powerful.  Some common injuries due to anesthesia errors include the following:


  • Nerve damage due peripheral neuropathy;
  • Brain damage from the caustic drugs;
  • Brain damage from the lack of oxygen;
  • Multiple organ failure;
  • Permanent organ damage;
  • Injuries from improper administration of anesthesia;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Many other injuries.


Patients Injured from an Anesthesia Overdose Should Call our Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer


If you have been injured after a surgery, your first thought is likely to commence an action against the surgeon who is in charge of the procedure.  This is a common belief because, after all, the surgeon is the one who performed the surgery and is in charge—right?  Not necessarily, and a surgeon is not usually responsible for the acts of another competent and independent surgeon during a surgery.  This is why a surgeon is not always going to be responsible for the actions of an anesthesiologist.  If you commence an action against just the surgeon, you may actually be foregoing your rights against the anesthesiologist by allowing the statute of limitations period to bar you claim.


When a patient is seriously injured due to an anesthesia error, please call our Portland medical malpractice lawyer to learn how we can help a victim recover.  We handle cases throughout Oregon, including anywhere in Central Oregon, Deschutes County, Redmond, Sisters, The Dalles, Prineville, Madras, Coos Bay, Astoria, Albany, Corvallis, Salem, Portland, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Medford, and any other city, including Bend, Oregon where our main law office is located.


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