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Anesthesia: Doctor Errors Could Lead to Medical Malpractice in Boise

While most patients and their families recognize that any surgical procedure presents risks, not everyone is aware that in some cases—it is the anesthesia that can be the most dangerous part. Anesthesiologists must pay close attention to their patients at all times in order to ensure their safety. If the physician fails to use the same degree of skill and learning as other anesthesiologists under the same or similar circumstances, this mistake constitutes medical malpractice in Boise. Victims may be entitled to compensation as a result.

What are some examples of actions that could constitute medical malpractice by an anesthesiologist in Boise? The following are four possible scenarios:

  • Failing to closely monitor the amount of bleeding
  • Failing to properly monitor the patient’s blood pressure
  • Failing to identify the need for a transfusion
  • Failing to pay attention to the amount of fluids given

When a physician makes any of the above mistakes, severe injury to the patient may result. These injuries could lead to substantial medical bills, loss of the ability to work, and emotional suffering. Examples of potential injuries that can result from medical malpractice involving anesthesia in Boise include the following:

  • Blindness
  • Respiratory failure
  • Brain injury
  • Kidney failure
  • Death

Determining whether a doctor’s failure to administer anesthesia within the accepted standards of practice lead to the patient’s injuries requires a careful review of the medical records. Fortunately, an attorney experienced in investigating medical mistakes and anesthesia malpractice is familiar with what it takes to successfully build a case. Often, this may involve bringing in qualified medical experts who can review the facts surrounding complicated anesthesia procedures—patients do not have to attempt to build a case on their own.

To learn more about how the experienced attorneys at the Morton Law Offices can help you with your Boise medical malpractice claim, we invite you to read what our previous clients have to say about our services. View our client testimonials page to read these firsthand accounts.