Whenever a patient goes under the knife, there is likely a chance that person will be put under anesthesia depending on how major the surgery is. For minor cuts and surgery, the amount of anesthesia administered will be quite less but for major operations the dosage is slightly in a bigger amount. Same technique is applied for a foot surgery. If the doctor applies any other technique or is unable to do his job correctly, the results can be fatal.
Anesthesia is mainly applied in two ways, intravenously or topically. The method most likely adopted by anesthesiologist for the administration of anesthesia is intravenously for the surgery. The anesthesiologist is in charge of administering the dosage. He should give the patient the right amount of anesthesia at the right time. If by any means the expert fails to give the right dosage, or the injections are administered too closely, or the injection is given too quickly, the patient can suffer from an anesthesia overdose. If such a thing happens, the expert or medical personnel can be sued under a Foot Surgery Malpractice lawsuit. The loved ones of the victim can file a claim against the doctor for his wrongful actions.
But how can one identify if there was an overdose of the injection? Well, there are some evident symptoms that can be identified in order to find out if the anesthesiologist administered the right amount or not. The warning signs that accompany after an overdose are;
- Elevated respiratory rate;
- Elevated heart rate;
- Slurred speech;
- Cardiac arrest;
- Respiratory arrest;
- Wrongful death
All these symptoms show that if the single amount of an overdose can have serious repercussions on the patient and for his family as well. Therefore, if your loved one has suffered from any of these problems because of an overdose, you can file a Foot Surgery Malpractice claim against the expert, doctor conducting the surgery or the entire hospital itself where the surgery took place.
If any patient has suffered from an overdose, he may have to go under further treatment, which he never opted for. He, therefore, needs to be compensated for his sufferings, and the perfect way to do that is filing a Foot Surgery Malpractice lawsuit against the expert. These sufferings may include increased medical expenses, emotional distress, missing work and lost of wages along with the pain and suffering.