Anesthesiology/Death from General Anesthesia
Hello Dr Ronald
Sir as you said yesterday that a person can die from general anesthesia. Sir but in such case is it because of the irresponsibility of Anesthesiologist? In what situations can death occur because of General Anesthesia?
Again, as with all things, there is malpractice but this is the exception, not the rule. Dying from anesthesia is EXTREMELY rare so there is no one reason why it happens. It is not something you need to worry about.
Ronald Levy, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology