An error by the anesthesiologist or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) during delivery of your baby can result in brain damage, permanent injury or death. An entire family can be devastated.
If your spouse or your baby has suffered harm due to anesthesia errors, contact the law firm of Hampton & King in Houston. Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and explain your legal options. You may have the right to seek compensation to help pay for the significant challenges your family is likely to face.
Anesthesia Errors During Labor And Delivery
Administering anesthesia during labor and delivery is different from other types of anesthesia in that two patients are involved: the mother and the baby. Anesthesia should provide enough pain relief for the mother without stopping contractions or making the baby sleepy. Common types of anesthesia used during labor and delivery include local anesthesia, sedation, regional anesthesia, epidural and spinal. General anesthesia may be needed if there are complications during childbirth.
Anesthesia errors that should never happen include:
- Administering too much or too little anesthesia
- Administering the wrong anesthesia
- Failure to monitor the baby and mother during anesthesia
- Leaving the room while the patient is under anesthesia
Anesthesia-related negligence can lead to brain damage from oxygen deprivation and other injuries that can permanently alter the lives of the baby, the mother or both. To discuss anesthesia errors or other childbirth complications with one of our lawyers, call the Houston office of Hampton & King at 713-574-8660. You can also send us an email.