The worldwide death rate for patients who go under full anesthesia is 7 patients per every 1 million, according to a study recently published in an international science journal.
Statistics on anesthesia complications and errors in the U.S. reveal that .724 anesthesia errors occur per every 1,000 hospital discharges. Patients over the age of 65-years old are more likely to experience complications with anesthesia. For every 1,000 discharges of patients over the age of 65, .833 anesthesia errors occur in the U.S.
Medical negligence lawsuits filed over anesthesia errors are not uncommon. Between 1990 and 2002, 5,691 anesthesia error claims received payouts. The average payout in these cases was $338,190.
Contact the Oklahoma medical negligence lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046, if you or someone you love has been the victim of medical negligence.