During childbirth, things sometimes go wrong. There is a long list of potential problems that some parents in North Carolina face during the birthing process, but in this post, we will focus on certain problems that take place too frequently: anesthesiologist errors. R. Steve Bowden & Associates PC knows there are a number of errors that anesthesiologists make and many reasons why they make these mistakes. Sadly, the consequences are devastating, and they often include extreme levels of physical pain and mental trauma.
For example, an anesthesiologist who is inexperienced and does not know how to perform their job duties properly is more likely to make a critical error while someone is in labor. Aside from a lack of experience, there are many other factors that lead to anesthesiologist errors. For example, someone overwhelmed from working for too long or taking care of too many patients is more likely to have fatigue and poorer performance on the job. With a job that is so critical, this is no excuse for errors that threaten the safety and well-being of patients. Those who suffer as a result of an anesthesiologist’s error often have unnecessary pain during childbirth or lasting and severe headaches after giving birth, among other problems.
Anesthesiologist errors also occur as a result of intoxication, such as someone who is under the influence of inebriating prescription medication. A lack of communication and carelessness also contributes to many of these mistakes. Our law firm believes that it is critical for anyone who suffers as a result of these errors to look at their legal options and our medical malpractice page offers more related to anesthesiologist errors.