Central Texas Anesthesia Errors
Malpractice Claims in Waco, Temple & Killeen, TX
An anesthesia error is a type of surgical error that can result in serious injury or death. An anesthesiologist administers anesthesia to place the patient in an unconscious or semi-conscious state. While the vast majority of patients undergo surgery and anesthesia safely and pain-free, mistakes do occur. If an anesthesia error has happened to you or a loved one, seek legal help from the medical malpractice attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm.
The team at The Carlson Law Firm is fighting to improve the safety and quality of patient care in Texas, one case at a time. We protect the rights of patients and their families who have been affected by anesthesia errors. We provide dedicated, aggressive representation to victims of medical malpractice throughout Texas.
Types of Anesthesia Errors
The four main types of anesthesia include:
- General anesthesia: for major surgical procedures, results in complete loss of consciousness
- Spinal anesthesia: also known as an epidural, can be used in labor and delivery as well as other lower body surgeries
- Regional anesthesia: also known as nerve blocks, temporarily blocks pain signals to the brain
- Local anesthesia: numbs the skin and tissue
Anesthesia errors more frequently occur in general and spinal anesthesia than in regional and local anesthesia. This type of surgical mistake can be the result of:
- Too much anesthesia
- Not enough anesthesia
- Drug interactions
- Medication errors
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Failure to administer oxygen
- Delayed anesthesia
The effects of an anesthesia error can be serious and even deadly. Injuries that our medical malpractice lawyers handle include:
- Awareness and/or pain during surgery
- Brain injury
- Heart attack
Contact The Carlson Law Firm
Don’t let another day pass without honest answers and dedicated legal representation you can count on. If your life or the life of someone you care about has been changed forever due to an anesthesia error, contact The Carlson Law Firm. We offer free initial consultations with a Texas medical malpractice attorney.
With locations for our law firm in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen, Waco and throughout Texas, we serve injured clients statewide. No appointment is required during normal business hours, and bilingual staff members are available to assist our Spanish-speaking clients. Se habla español.