Columbia Anesthesia Error Lawyer
Has Your Dentist Erroneously Administered Sedatives?
Anesthesia is one of the most common, and reliable, sedatives used in dental procedures such as root canals and molar extractions. If the drug is not administered correctly it can result in serious damage to a patient and even wrongful death. When you agree to have a dental professional put you under anesthesia, you deserve to feel safe and confident that the procedure will go as planned. If a dentist has failed in this regard, a Columbia dental malpractice attorney can help hold the liable party accountable and prevent such disasters from occurring in the future.
At The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, we are led by an experienced Columbia anesthesia error lawyer. Attorney Fred Goldberg’s malpractice work has reached such high acclaim that he now handles over 70% of Maryland’s total dental malpractices cases.
To set up a free case evaluation with our team, call (410) 844-5221. Fighting for justice since 1981.
How Do I Know if I Am a Victim of Anesthesia Error?
Improper use of anesthesia has several symptoms, ranging from minor to severe. The severity of the damage typically depends on the manner in which anesthesia was misused.
The following are some common symptoms of anesthesia complications:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Trauma to teeth and / or tongue
- Throat pain
- Irregular blood pressure changes
- Heart attack
If you have suffered any of these symptoms and were recently administered anesthesia, consult with a medical professional (outside of the facility that sedated you) and mention your recent operation. If it seems likely that malpractice was the cause of your pain, your next step should be to secure legal services.
Find Out What Went Wrong
You may have noticed something was off during your operation that resulted from the anesthesia error. If you have no idea what caused the problem, don’t worry. Investigations can be launched into these matters to determine what went wrong and how it can be prevented in the future.
Anesthesia errors include:
- Administrator is unfamiliar or careless with the drug
- Patient is given an overdose or underdose
- Improperly intubating patient
- Failure to properly instruct patient on how to prepare for operation (how much to eat, drink)
- Neglecting to check patient’s allergies
Consulting with legal and medical professionals regarding your case is the best way to determine whether or not you have been victim of an anesthesia error. Our dental malpractice lawyer in Columbia grew up working in his father’s dentist office and has intimate knowledge of the usual procedures and how they can go wrong.
Call (410) 844-5221 to set up a free consultation with our firm and find out if you are entitled to damages.