Surgery no matter how major or minor usually requires the aid of an anaesthetist to ensure you feel no pain during the operation. It can either be a local or general anaesthetic which puts you to sleep.
However, anaesthesia failing to take hold is not that uncommon. After going under general anaesthetic the patient can sometimes wake, still paralyzed, unable to speak or move but can still feel the pain.
As well as the excruciating pain the patient endures because the anaesthesia has failed the psychological scars can be even more damaging. Some patients may suffer flashbacks or require psychiatric treatment or counseling.
Causes of Anaesthetic awareness
There are a number of factors which can cause a patient to become conscious to pain during an operation, but factors deemed negligent include:
Failing to check equipment
Mis-calculation by the anaesthetist
EAD understands that waking up to find yourself lying on an operating table while the operation is still taking place is nothing short of a nightmare come true. EAD Solicitors has experience in obtaining maximum compensation for anaesthetic awareness claims.
For more information call us today and speak to one of our medical negligence solicitors to find out if we can help you. Or you could try our online ask a solicitor app, Ask EAD provides free legal advice direct from our Liverpool solicitors.
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