Generally, a surgery will involve a great many different steps, processes and elements. Mistakes by medical professionals or complications when it comes to any of these steps/processes/elements could result in problems arising during the surgery which could cause physical harm to the patient.
Given the fact that harmful problems during a surgery can be caused by a great many different things, it can sometimes be challenging to pin down what specifically was responsible for a given surgical problem and whether negligence by a medical professional was behind the problem.
Our firm can help individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of a problem that occurred while they were a surgical patient with investigating the circumstances around the problem to try to help shed some light on how the problem came about. We can also help individuals who were victims of a harmful surgical problem that was caused by negligence by a medical professional pursue appropriate legal actions.
One very complex element that is a part of many surgeries is anesthesia. It is very important for medical professionals who are involved with the anesthesia process to exercise great care during the process. When a medical professional makes a misstep when it comes to anesthesia, such as giving an incorrect dose of anesthesia medication to a patient, it could put a patient in great danger.
Thus, anesthesia negligence is one of the many types of surgery-related negligence that has the potential to cause serious harm to patients. See our page on anesthesia errors for more information on this type of surgical negligence.