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Anesthesia and Brain Injury: Is Your Child at Risk?

Anesthesia is commonly used in patients undergoing surgeries or other complex treatments. However, it may come with risks for children. When mistakes are made during anesthesia, the consequences for children can be severe and permanent. The case of a 4-year-old Houston girl who suffered a severe brain injury while having her tooth pulled can serve as a frightening example. Patients are frequently given anesthetics and sedative drugs during such procedures. At some point during the procedure, the girl began to have seizures. Instead of calling emergency services, the dentist treated her with an additional sedative. Several hours later, emergency services were finally called, but it was too late and the girl suffered a severe brain injury. A routine trip to the dentist turned into a nightmare for a child and her family. The girl’s brain injury is so severe that she is confined to a wheelchair and fed through a…
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Lawsuit Shows the Financial and Physical Effects of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can occur due to blunt force trauma, falls, car accidents, exposure to chemicals and oxygen deprivation. In some cases, these accidents are caused by the negligence of another party. Depending on the severity of the injury, permanent disabilities and millions of dollars in future medical bills could be incurred. A recent example that occurred in Florida can give insight into how brain injuries are financially and physically costly. A Hillsborough County student athlete who sustained a brain injury during football practice settled with his high school for $2 million. The student was injured by a metal piece of equipment that had been left on the field. School officials did not take the situation seriously, and left the student by himself in an empty room. Upon realizing the extent of his injury, the young athlete and his family went to the nearest hospital where he was diagnosed with a…
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