Whenever doctors have to perform an invasive procedure on you, they most likely will need to use a sedative or anesthesia – depending on how uncomfortable or painful the procedure would be without it. The anesthesiologist has to be precise in their measurement in order for the procedure to be successful – at least on their end. They are the first line of defense when it comes to your safety in the operating facility. Their main job is to make sure that you stay well sedated during your procedure, as well as monitor your vitals and make any adjustments that need to be made. When the anesthesiologist makes an error, it can cause major hard or worse, be fatal.
Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A. has represented medical malpractice clients for years. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors are a common occurrence, and they see a lot of cases involving it. The family of the victim is distraught because what was supposed to be a “simple” procedure has now taken the life of a loved one due to an error that most likely could have been prevented. When this happens, your first option should be to obtain a medical malpractice attorney in Hawaii who has the experience to deal with such a sensitive matter. After losing a loved one, things can get very hectic and confusing. You need a team of legal professionals who are not just sharks in the courtroom, but caring and compassionate to their clients.
If you have a loved one who knows they have an invasive procedure coming up, they should speak with the doctor beforehand about what is going to happen before, during and after the procedure. Up until the day of the actual surgery or exam, constant contact and communication should be key. Ask as many questions until you have the peace of mind you are looking for.
Always be upfront with your doctor. Some drugs do not mix well with anesthesia. If your loved one has a habit, let the doctor know. The doctor is not there to judge your lifestyle. You do not want to be responsible for your own mishap during a procedure. A little embarrassment is better than sustaining a major injury – or worse, dying.
Prior to going to the hospital, follow the doctor’s instructions impeccably. If there is a food restriction past midnight, adhere to it. Sacrificing for a few hours could literally mean the difference between life and death. Do not contribute to your potential demise.
If your loved one did everything on their part to prepare for their procedure, but somehow still was injured to anesthesia error, contact Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. right away. They will handle your case with care, compassion and conviction. Give them a call today if you have a medical malpractice situation you are dealing with. Schedule a free consultation so they can determine what is the best course of action to take.