53 year old female presents to a pain management clinic several weeks after having a broken arm set by means of an ORIF procedure (Open Reduction Internal Fixation). She receives multiple injections into the axillary region for nerve block. The patient immediately experiences an allergic reaction and goes into shock. She experiences a grand mal seizure on the way to the hospital and a cardiac workup shows stress to the cardiovascular system.
Question(s) For Expert Witness
- Is this reaction to anesthetic common and what may have been done to prevent such an event?