When you went in for an outpatient procedure, the last thing you thought would happen was for you to suffer serious complications. While you know that not everything is predictable when you’re under general anesthesia, you were shocked to find out that you were given a medication that you were allergic to. You wore a wrist band that stated that you had an allergy, and you spoke with the anesthesiologist about it before your surgery. How could this anesthesia error have happened?
What you’ve gone through is unfortunate and unacceptable. When a medical team knows about a person’s allergies, they absolutely should avoid using medications or devices that would trigger it. Anaphylaxis, a serious reaction to a medication or other item, can be life-threatening or deadly. With extended anaphylaxis, you could end up with hypoxia and brain damage, as well as damage to your organs.
In your case, you woke up days later in the hospital with higher bills than expected. You had two surgeries because of the error, and you’ll have a much longer recovery. At this point, it’s important that you have the opportunity to hold the medical team responsible for the errors because your life has been completely changed because of it.
If you have been hurt by a medical provider, you deserve support as you seek fair compensation for what you’ve been through. You may have to go through months or years of medical care, and it is essential that you have the financial support to help you as you heal. Our website has more information on what to expect if you decide to pursue a medical malpractice claim.