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The use of anesthesia is an essential component of the surgical process. Anesthesiologists are responsible for administering the correct amount and type of anesthesia to a patient, as well as monitoring their response after the medication has been administered. When an error or dangerous reaction occurs, the results can be catastrophic. Anesthesia errors can result in serious injuries and wrongful death.
Anesthesia errors can include:
- Allergic reactions
- Failure to monitor patient
- Administering the wrong dosage
- Administering the wrong medication
- Administering the medication too late
The New York City surgery malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have spent decades fighting for the wrongfully injured. We've secured some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the state, ensuring that our clients' lives were secure, permanently and financially. In total, we've obtained over half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements.
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The Effects of an Anesthesia Error
There are generally four types of anesthesia administered: general, spinal, local, and regional. Anesthesia errors most often occur when general anesthesia is administered (the kind that results in total unconsciousness) and when spinal anesthesia is administered.
Although the results of an anesthesia can vary greatly depending on the medication and dose, they can lead to certain conditions such as:
- Heart attack
- Brain damage
- Oxygen deprivation
- Consciousness during surgery
- Wrongful death
When we work with a client in an anesthesia error case, we start by identifying all potentially responsible parties. Next, we obtain all medical care documentation relating to the incident and work with medical experts to review and analyze that information. Once we are fully informed about the circumstances leading to the injury, we handle all aspects of the medical malpractice lawsuit through mediation, trial, and appeal, if necessary. We aim to keep clients educated and informed about the status of their claim.
Contact a Surgery Malpractice Attorney in Manhattan
If you’ve been injured from anesthesia errors, you have the right to seek reparations from those responsible. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. has the skill and experience to represent you aggressively and effectively. Our trusted medical malpractice lawyers have won dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for injured clients. We are true trial lawyers — tough, sharp, and battle-tested.
When you work with our attorneys, you have the peace of mind that comes from having strong representation in your corner. From our office in Manhattan, we serve the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, and throughout New York.
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