Effectively administering and monitoring anesthesia involves a large number of considerations, including accounting for the patient’s weight and age. Not only can such factors affect how the patient responds to anesthesia but they can also have an impact on his or her overall health and recovery. When it comes to using anesthesia on children, the situation can become even more complicated and dangerous. The attorneys at DeLuca & Weizenbaum, L.T.D., are familiar with the harmful complications and consequences related to the use of anesthesia on young children, and are committed to educating our clients about such issues.
Many aspects of pediatric medicine are incredibly complex and even controversial, as there is still much to be learned about child development and how the human body responds to different medical treatments at various stages of life. For instance, WebM.D. explains that there is a lack of scientific information on how children under the age of three are affected by general anesthesia. However, some studies have suggested that children who are exposed to general anesthesia on multiple occasions have an increased risk of developing behavioral problems and learning disabilities.