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Anesthesia may not be as safe as we thought

March 4, 2019

Anesthesia malpractice can result in serious injury and death.

Research is starting to reveal disturbing side effects of anesthesia. According to a recent report, “the findings are challenging traditionally held beliefs that general anesthesia simply ‘turns the brain off’ and then reverts it to its pre-anesthesia state” when the patient is woken up. “Anesthesia is a very abnormal state for the brain to be in,” the researcher explained, “so it makes sense that your brain circuitry is actually not the same after the anesthetic.”  This side-effect is unlikely to matter for young adults, he said, “but if you’re old or very young, then maybe it does begin to matter.”  

In addition, malpractice can happen while you are unconscious during anesthesia and you or your family may not realize  the complications or injuries you suffered during and/or after surgery were actually the result of anesthesia malpractice.  If you had an unexpectedly bad outcome after surgery at any Army, Navy or Air Force hospital, contact us to review your records and we will find out what happened.  Consultations are free and confidential and there is never a fee unless we get a recovery for you.  Call us at 1-877-695-8757 (24/7), e-mail us at LawHelp@MilitaryMedicalMalpractice.com, or fill out the short form on the right side of this page.

Source & to read more: http://www.startribune.com/scientists-take-a-deeper-look-into-safety-of-anesthesia/506510292

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