The purpose of general anaesthetic is to render the patient unconscious for the duration of surgery. Awareness is the explicit recall of events during general anaesthesia; it includes experiencing pain and of being conscious while paralysed. If the patient has clear recall of their surgery it suggests substandard care. It may be the result of insufficient anaesthetic agent being delivered, equipment failure, and inadequate monitoring.
If you suffered pain and awareness during the operation when you had a general anaesthetic you should contact MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM on 0800 246 11 22 or complete the form below and we will call you back.