Compensation for inadequate dosage of anaesthetic

Anaesthetic is one of the most commonly used drugs when you are dealing with a surgical environment and if you ever undergo any type of surgical procedure you will most likely be subjected to either a general or local anaesthetic. Although anaesthetic is designed to numb the pain and make the surgical experience more bearable, it’s crucial that it’s used in the right amount to work effectively.

Working as an anaesthetist can often be a full time job and it’s a very important role – you are responsible for ensuring that a person is asleep throughout the duration of their operation. If the right amount of anaesthetic is not given then a person could wake during surgery or could suffer from an overdose. If you find yourself the victim of this then you could be considering a compensation claim.

WHO COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR AN INADEQUATE DOSAGE?

If you are the victim of an incorrect dosage of anaesthetic then your claim needs to be directed towards the anaesthetist. This person is a fully qualified professional and therefore should have no excuse to not give you the right amount of anaesthetic. If you have suffered through the negligence of this person then you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence and should accordingly consider a compensation claim.

WHAT ARE SOME PROBLEMS THAT CAN OCCUR FROM THIS?

If you are given the wrong amount of anaesthetic then a number of problems could occur and these include:

  • Waking during surgery
  • Waking and causing complications during surgery
  • Suffering from a substantial amount of pain
  • Worsening of existing medical conditions
  • Failure of surgery

HOW CAN WORKING WITH MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

Waking during surgery can be an incredibly traumatic experience – and in this situation you may consider a compensation claim for psychological trauma in addition to your medical claim. At Medical Compensation 4U we are there for you throughout the process and can offer you a completely professional approach to dealing with compensation claims. To find out more about what our team can offer you, contact us today!