Usually associated with a surgical operation, anesthesia mistakes are common in many places, including:
- During labor and delivery
- Pre-op and recovery rooms
- During dental procedures
- Out-patient procedures in clinics and doctor’s offices
Since this type of medical malpractice can happen in a variety of treatment facilities, it’s also not limited to just anesthesiologists. Doctors, surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, and others can administer these sedatives and anesthetics. In fact, anesthesia malpractice is most common in dental offices and cosmetic surgery clinics. This is likely because these treatment centers are not as regulated as hospitals, and staff members may not be trained in the proper administration of anesthesia.