Most people don’t like pain or anxiety during a dental surgery or complicated medical procedure. You can avoid the pain and anxiety by hiring a professional anesthesiologist. Anesthesiologists are licensed individuals that administer powerful drugs or other procedures to numb or desensitize parts of your body to avoid pain or the memory of pain.
Nevertheless, a lot of people make a huge mistake by not choosing a professional anesthesiologist. According to the experts, application of anesthesia by a non-professional is just as dangerous as surgeon’s blade. Although the rate of anesthesia medical mal-practices has decreased over the years due to the advancement of professional anesthesiologists, mistakes do occur at a rate of one death per 200,000 patients.
Kinds of Anesthesia:
There are mainly three kinds of anesthetics. If an inexperienced anesthesiologist chooses the wrong kind of anesthetic and you sustain an injury, then you have a case of anesthetic malpractice.
Local Anesthesia: This type of anesthetic is generally used to numb a small and centralized area of the body, and is widely used in dental procedures, for e.g. your tooth for a cavity filling. It’s used as a spray or cream and lasts for a couple of hours.
Regional Anesthesia: It is another popular form of anesthesia. Regional anesthesia is commonly utilized during childbirth to inhibit labor pains. It can be applied to leg, arm, or other body parts.
General Anesthesia: In this type of anesthesia, patients lose consciousness and won’t retain any memory of the procedure. Critical medical procedures on the heart, lung, or brain require a general anesthetic.
Choosing an Inexperienced Anesthesiologist:
Anesthesia malpractice cases result due to the negligence on a non-professional anesthesiologist’s part. These are simple mistakes that are often overlooked by an inexperienced anesthesiologist. Some of these mistakes are anesthesia overdose, using defective equipment, failure to properly monitor a patient, incorrectly intubating a patient and others.