Dental Anesthesia Errors That Lead To Death Of Child By Tod Aronovitz | 03/08/19 | 0 Comment

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When parents take their child to the dentist, they expect it to be a routine matter. However, for those children who are anesthetized for a procedure, the results are sometimes anything but routine. Unfortunately, many pediatric dental patients die each year from anesthesia errors, the majority of which are preventable. To learn more about these tragedies, here is additional information on why these errors occur, as well as why you need a Miami malpractice attorney at Aronovitz Law to assist with these situations. 

Lack of Regulations

According to the American Dental Association, when complex dental procedures such as root canals or tooth extractions are performed, the anesthesia given to a child is not done by a medically-trained anesthesiologist. To make matters worse, dentists are also allowed to administer anesthesia and sedation to pediatric patients without having a medical doctor or anesthesiologist present during the procedure. 

Brain Damage

When anesthesia errors occur during a pediatric dental procedure, several events occur quickly. In most cases, the child will stop breathing. When this happens, the dentist will attempt to administer oxygen to revive the child. However, even if this is successful, precious minutes have passed, often resulting in brain damage that is irreversible. By not having a medically-trained physician or anesthesiologist present, children are put at unnecessary risk during these procedures. If your child has been the victim of this negligence and carelessness, contact a Miami medical malpractice lawyer at Aronovitz Law immediately. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you have experienced a parent’s worst nightmare and lost your child during what you thought would be a routine visit to the dentist, schedule a consultation with Miami medical malpractice attorneys at Aronovitz Law. By doing so, you will not only have experienced and knowledgeable professionals who will fight for the compensation you and your family deserve, but also compassionate professionals who will be with you every step of the way.