Anesthesia is a very useful tool used in aiding surgical procedures but sometimes it can do more harm than good. When not properly administered, anesthesia can cause severe injuries and could even result in death. Our Pennsylvania anesthesia error lawyers want to help you get the compensation you deserve.

There are different types of anesthesia. Some produce a fully unconscious state and some just semiconscious states for the patient depending on the severity and location of their procedure.

  1. General anesthesia can be administered into a vein or through the patient inhaling it. This type of anesthesia affects the brain and the entire body. Patients given general anesthesia are completely unconscious throughout the procedure and do not feel anything during the procedure.
  2. Regional anesthesia only provides pain relief, as opposed to a complete lack of feeling. Regional anesthesia only affects the injected area of the body. The patient can be awake during regional anesthesia procedures but is normally given medication to relax or sleep during the procedure. Epidurals and peripheral nerve blocks are common types of regional anesthesia.
  3. Local anesthesia is an injection directly into the surgical area. It acts as a numbing agent to block out any pain sensations. Local anesthesia is used for minor procedures on small areas of the body.

Anesthesia errors and complications can have devastating effects. Coma, suffocation, nerve damage, heart attack, brain damage, birth defects, loss of bodily functions, and death are all possible consequences of negligent anesthesia administration.

Our Pennsylvania Anesthesia Lawyers Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered or are currently suffering from the results of an anesthesia mistake or were awake during surgery, our PA anesthesia error attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm could help you receive compensation for your injuries or loss and ensure that this will not happen ever again.

Call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation.