What Should I do After an Anesthesiologist Error?
When patients undergo surgical procedures, they may require anesthesia to block out pain. Anesthesiologists are physicians who specialize in determining the right type and amount of anesthesia that a patient should receive prior to surgery. While this sounds simple, in reality it’s anything but. Anesthesiologists have to constantly monitor the patient and adjust medication to keep a proper sedation level. Unfortunately, this leaves room for error, and there are few surgery related mishaps that people are more scared of than anesthesia errors.
Anesthesiologists have a significant responsibility to patients. If they provide too much medication or provide medication to which a patient has a strong allergic reaction, the patient could suffer brain damage, enter into a coma or die. If an anesthesiologist provides too little medication, the patient could awake during surgery and experience what basically amounts to a living nightmare. Anesthesiologists undergo significant training to avoid errors that can have such devastating effects, but they’re human just like everyone else. It only takes one oversight for things to go seriously astray. At that point, you’ll need the right attorney to evaluate your case, do the necessary detective work, and get the ball rolling on legal proceedings.
The Right Attorney Makes all the Difference
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an anesthesia error, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney at RGLZ. We represent clients throughout New York City and Long Island in a wide range of medical malpractice claims, including claims arising from anesthesia errors.
Since anesthesia errors can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries, it is critical that you retain an experienced and highly qualified medical malpractice lawyer to handle your case. At RGLZ, we have the experience, resources, and commitment to get you to a better place.
We handle all medical malpractice claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our Suffolk County anesthesia error lawyers, call 866-639-5567 or contact us by e-mail. Let us make justice work for you.