Journal Article
Review

Trends in anesthesia-related liability and lessons learned.

Mora JC; Kaye AD; Romankowski ML; Delahoussaye PJ; Urman RD; Przkora R.

Closed claim analysis can identify care problems and inform improvement strategies. This review examined closed claims for anesthesia and identified types of injuries experienced by patients receiving anesthesia. Situational awareness, distractions, equipment problems, and pain medicine complications contributed to anesthesia malpractice claims.