Queens Anesthesia Error Lawyer
Exposing Anesthesiologist Mistakes/Wrongdoing
An anesthesiologist will play a crucial role in any invasive medical procedure. Typically, they are responsible for administering anesthesia and monitoring the patient during the procedure. If an anesthesiologist makes a mistake, is careless, or in any way fails to provide a standard level of care, this may result in serious injury or even the wrongful death of a patient.
Mistakes happen, but in the medical field, professionals are held to a higher standard of care. If you or someone you love was harmed because an anesthesiologist provided less than the accepted standard of care based on his or her knowledge, training, and tools, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice action. Queens anesthesia error attorney David Kates can offer insight regarding your options and rights.
Uses of Anesthesia
Anesthesia is a vital aspect of modern medicine which allows surgeons to perform life-saving procedures that would otherwise be impossible. With correct use, anesthesia can control a patient's pain levels, induce unconsciousness, and suppress reflexive functions, allowing doctors to operate without the risk of physical interference from the patient.
The two most common types of anesthesia used in medicine are local and general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is typically used for outpatient procedures and can be administered directly to the surgical site, while general anesthesia is used to induce unconsciousness for more major procedures.
Common Anesthesia Mistakes
Like most medications and medical procedures, anesthesia comes with certain risks. Doctors are trained to evaluate each patient's medical history and unique needs to determine the type and precise dose of anesthesia to needed to safely perform each procedure. There are circumstances, however, where a medical professional’s act or failure to act can be linked with an adverse outcome. In taking on an anesthesia error case, your attorney’s goal will be to prove actionable medical negligence.
At the Law Office of David A. Kates, we have seen anesthesia cases involving:
- Anesthesia dosage errors
- Delays in administering anesthesia
- Delays or failures to respond to adverse reactions to anesthetics
- Administering the wrong type of anesthesia
- Failure to note a patient’s allergy to anesthesia prior to a procedure
- Failure to properly monitor a patient under general anesthesia
- Equipment or medical device malfunction during anesthesia
Serving Queens and the surrounding areas, we represent patients who have been seriously injured, and families of patients who have lost their lives due to anesthesia mistakes and malpractice. These are technical and complex cases, but you can count on our commitment and knowledge of this field of law.
Injuries Caused by Anesthesia Errors
The type of injury suffered by an anesthesia error will be primarily based on the type of error made. The most common types of injuries caused by anesthesia errors include:
- Asphyxia or difficulty breathing
- Cardiovascular injury
- Birth defects
- Loss of bodily function
- Temporary or permanent paralysis
- Allergic reactions
Experienced Anesthesia Error Counsel in Queens, NY
In a legal career spanning over two decades, attorney David Kates has a considerable amount of experience with common anesthesia mistakes. Working closely with trusted medical experts and preparing each case for trial, he delivers the level of representation that helps clients achieve the best possible outcome in their malpractice actions.
- $8 Million Settlement
- $5 Million Jury Verdict
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- $3 Million Settlement
“I highly recommend David.”