Anesthesia Positional Injuries Lawyer
When you are in a position that is uncomfortable, your body lets you know to prevent injury. Even when you are sleeping, you will adjust your body if a nerve is sending messages of discomfort. Unfortunately, when you are under anesthesia, those messages are no longer sent to the brain. You will stay in the same position, even if the nerves are stretched or under stress. Since you are no longer in control, you must trust the anesthesiologist and surgeon to ensure you will not be placed in a position that will harm your body.
Anesthesia positional injuries can occur when a patient is placed in a poor position that can cause an injury. The body needs to be positioned to give access for both the surgeon and anesthesiologist to perform their jobs, but also to ensure the patient is not placed in a way that will stretch or damage nerves. The medical team knows the best positions to prevent injuries. When these policies are not followed, the patient may wake from surgery with short or long-term injuries due to their positioning.
Surgical Positioning Errors
There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration for surgical positioning. The health and medical conditions of the patient, such as respiratory or circulatory issues, need to be kept in mind. This is as well as their age and weight. The surgeon and assistants need full access to the surgical site, and the anesthesiologist must be able to administer medications as needed. Plus, the position cannot put pressure on the surgical site or nerves in the body to prevent injuries.
If an injury occurs during surgery that could have been prevented through proper positioning, you may be able to receive compensation for your injury. Contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer to discuss your case. We offer free initial consultations.