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Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesia Malpractice

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Anesthesia is a necessary ingredient of most surgeries. Patients in Manhattan and elsewhere are understandably concerned about being put to sleep for an operation, but most of the time it’s a necessity. We put our trust in the medical professionals taking care of us, especially anesthesiologists. That’s why medical malpractice claims deriving from anesthesia errors are so troublesome. Because anesthesiology is a difficult and complex area of medicine, you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer like Charles N. Rock to evaluate your case. If you have suffered from poorly administered anesthesia, you should speak to a medical malpractice lawyer about your options.

Common Anesthesia Malpractice Cases

  • Anesthesia Awareness: One of the most terrifying experiences one can suffer in a hospital is anesthesia awareness. This is a phenomenon in which a patient undergoing surgery is anesthetized, but wakes up at some point during the procedure and becomes aware of what’s happening. The patient can feel the pain of the operation, but he or she is unable to move or communicate with the doctor. This traumatic experience is a frequent cause of medical malpractice cases, and you should speak to a lawyer if it happened to you.
  • Anesthesia Allergies: It’s uncommon, but some people are allergic to certain anesthetics. Your doctors and the hospital medical staff should make sure they know about all of your allergies before operating.
  • Wrongful death: In the six years that spanned 1999 and 2005, there were more than 2,200 anesthesia deaths in the United States. Putting a patient into a state of sedation that allows for surgery is risky, and your anesthesiologist should be careful during any operation.

If you have suffered a personal injury during a surgery in a Manhattan facility as a result of anesthesia errors, you should speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your options. Please contact the offices of Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C today to schedule a free consultation.
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