One of the most unsettling parts of surgery is Anesthesia. After all, we’ve all heard the statistics and incidences that go along with getting “put under”. Individuals have experienced a wide host of side effects, ranging from general grogginess to permanent mental damage and death. One of the best things to do before surgery is to make yourself as well educated as possible on how Anesthesia will be used on you, and what side effects you can expect coming out of your procedure.
Most Common Side Effects After Surgery
The following are some of the most common side effects you might experience:
- Difficulty Urinating (list supported by livestrong).
These type of occurrences are considered fairly common and are not cause for immediate concern. However, it should be noted that any side effects should be communicated to nurses so as to avoid a small problem turning into a larger one.
Risks and Complications
Unfortunately there are more serious risks that come as a result from complications with anesthesia. If you have preexisting heart or nervous systems conditions, the likelihood of complication is increased. As reported by WebMD, “When used properly, local anesthetics are safe and have few major side effects. But in high doses, local anesthetics can have toxic effects caused by being absorbed through the bloodstream into the rest of the body (systemic toxicity).” This toxicity can damage the body in a variety of ways, most commonly resulting in heart trouble. Further reported, “For regional anesthesia, an anesthetic is injected close to a nerve, a bundle of nerves, or the spinal cord. In rare cases, nerve damage can cause persistent numbness, weakness, or pain. Serious side effects of general anesthesia are uncommon in people who are otherwise healthy. But because general anesthesia affects the whole body, it is more likely to cause side effects than local or regional anesthesia. Fortunately, most side effects of general anesthesia are minor and can be easily managed.”
Legal Rights After Surgery
If you’ve received anesthesia during surgery are continuing to experience ill effects, you may be entitled to legal compensation. It’s difficulty to know if your case falls within your specific statute of limitations, and if an external acting body can be held accountable. Luckily, we offer a free consultation service to get you answers and connect you to representation in your area. We can help you sort through this difficult experience and find legal backing that is both reputable and proven. To utilize this service, fill out the form found on the right side of this page (or here), or call us at 1-800-603-6833.