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New York Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesia medical malpractice occurs when an anesthesiologist is negligent in his (or her) duties and as a result the patient is injured. The job an anesthesiologist is to administer the right type and right amount of anesthesia in order to block pain during a surgical procedure. While the administering of anesthesia is quite routine and is involved in nearly all surgical procedures, things do not always go as planned. Sadly, far too often things go awry due to the poor decision making of the anesthesiologist and other members of the medical staff responsible for giving patients competent care. As a result, victims suffer serious injuries. A serious injury such as a brain injury can have a devastating impact on the well-being and quality of life of the victim. It can also have a significant impact on the victim’s financial well-being, as it may affect that victim’s ability to work and pay your bills. If you are wondering if you or a member of your family is the victim of anesthesia malpractice, it is important that you contact an experienced New York anesthesia malpractice lawyer to discuss your case. We will review your medical records to determine if mistakes were made, and explain the process for demanding compensation for your losses.

Injuries associated with anesthesia medical malpractice

The consequences of anesthesiologist negligence can be catastrophic. Anesthesia affects the amount of oxygen that goes to the brain. As a result, if an anesthesiologist administers the incorrect anesthesia, administers the wrong amount of anesthesia, or fails to properly monitor the patient while he or she is under anesthesia, the patient can suffer injuries related to lack of proper oxygenation. Common injuries that result from anesthesia negligence include:

  • Brain damage caused by lack of adequate oxygen supply
  • A lung collapsing
  • Tracheal damage
  • Cardiovascular injury, such as heart attack or stroke
  • Birth injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Death

If you are unsure as to whether or not your condition, or the condition of a loved one was the result of a medical mistake, a review of the medical records by an experienced New York anesthesia malpractice attorney will help provide answers.

Pursuing compensation

Anesthesia-related injuries are devastating, often leaving the victim with permanent disabilities. The costs associated with treating brain damage, stroke-related problems, and a collapsed lung can be substantial. On top of that, it is very likely that the victim will not be able to return to work immediately, if ever. The financial impact on the victim and his or her family can significant. Understandably, victims and their families are greatly concerned about how they will be able to pay for the expenses related to treating the injuries and how they will be able to replace the lost income. An anesthesia malpractice attorney in New York can help.

If you or a loved one was injured due to an error associated with anesthesia, you have the right to hold the negligent medical staff accountable. Through a medical malpractice claim, you can demand compensation to recover the losses you and your family suffered as a direct consequence of the negligent care by the anesthesiologist. Compensation that you recover can be for both economic and non-economic losses, including:

  • Medical bills, including hospital bills, medication, medical equipment, physical therapy, and long-term care
  • Pain and suffering, including chronic physical pain, permanent disfigurement, permanent disability, mental impairment, and mental suffering
  • Loss of wages and compensation, and diminished future earning capacity

If a loved one passed away as a result of a medical mistake, you may be eligible to recover damages through a wrongful death claim.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or a family member is facing the challenges of an injury related to an anesthesia mistake, you are probably wondering about what went wrong, and what can be done. You deserve answers. The anesthesia malpractice attorneys serving clients in New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience successfully representing victims injured by negligent medical professionals. We will review your medical records to find answers, and will vigorously protect your legal rights. Do not delay as there are time limits for filing medical malpractice claims. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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