Anesthesia errors can and do occur. If these errors are due to a doctor’s negligence, that doctor could be held liable for damages. Compensation may cover damages such as costs for medical care, rehabilitation and therapy, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

The Queens anesthesia error lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. could help you fight for compensation with proven legal strategies. In our three decades of handling medical malpractice cases, we know the importance of using compassion and imagination. This involves building the authority of a case by working closely with reputed medical experts and listening to potential clients for details when no one else has.

Our medical malpractice attorneys won a $56 million verdict in a landmark case and in total, have won $1 billion in medical malpractice cases. We understand the financial stress that our potential clients are undergoing and take cases on a contingency fee, or a percentage of what we win.

When anesthesia errors occur, a patient who was harmed by a physician’s negligence should seek compensation for their damages. If you suffered physical or emotional complications after surgery, a Queens anesthesia error attorney at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. is available to review your case.

Uses of Anesthesia

Anesthesia is a vital part of modern medicine. The development of anesthesia has allowed many patients to undergo life-saving surgeries that would be impossible to perform otherwise.

Doctors use anesthesia to control a patient’s pain levels during surgery. Properly controlling pain during any surgical procedure is crucial, as extreme pain can cause a patient to go into shock. Furthermore, anesthetics can temporarily induce unconsciousness, which allows the doctor to perform the procedure without physical interference.

The two most common types of anesthesia are local anesthesia and general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is applied directly to the surgical site and is common in outpatient procedures. General anesthesia is administered during major operations to render the patient unconscious. This kind of anesthesia suppresses nerve, pain, and reflex functions.

Complications Associated with Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesiologists typically undergo years of medical training because of the risks involved in administering anesthesia. These doctors must be precise when calculating the amount and type of anesthesia to administer to a patient. These choices are based on a patient’s unique needs and medical history.

Complications arising from anesthesia occur in approximately five out of every 100 cases and death occurs in three out of 10,000 patients. Examples of consequences that can result from anesthesia errors include:

  • Epidural hematomas
  • Temporary or permanent paralysis
  • Dizziness and vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Allergic reactions
  • Death

Many anesthesia errors occur when a doctor fails to observe standard protocol or otherwise fails to follow professional treatment standards.

In addition to the physical complications, people who suffer any kind of anesthesia error may experience emotional trauma and increased anxiety about future surgical procedures. A Queens anesthesia error lawyer could help an individual pursue compensation for their injuries.

Compassionate Legal Help from Queens Anesthesia Error Attorneys

Doctors who are negligent in their care and incorrectly administer anesthesia can cause serious health and financial problems for patients. Fortunately, victims harmed by an anesthesia error may be able to recover compensation for their pain and suffering by seeking legal compensation.

The Queens anesthesia error lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. work tirelessly to seek compensation for those who were harmed by anesthesiologists. We seek justice on patients’ behalf by using our resources and extensive knowledge of medical malpractice law.

We are available to talk at any time. We can even come to you for your free consultation. Reach out to us today to learn more about seeking compensation for your injuries from those who were careless in your medical treatment.

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