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Anesthesia Errors

Representing Individuals Injured by Anesthesia Errors

Many surgical procedures require that patients receive anesthesia so they are unconscious or unable to feel pain during surgery. In the vast majority of surgeries, anesthesia is administered without any problems. But sometimes mistakes are made. And when anesthesia errors occur, the results can be devastating.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, our surgical error attorneys understand the medical and legal issues involving anesthesia mistakes. An anesthesia overdose or harmful drug interaction can have long-term effects on you and your family. If you or a loved one was injured during surgery, contact a lawyer you can trust.

The Consequences of Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors can occur for a variety of reasons, but they happen most often because anesthesiologists, doctors, nurses or other medical specialists failed to follow the proper standard of care. According to an article in Time magazine in August 2011, deaths associated with anesthesia errors are on the rise. While only seven out of 1 million patients die because of anesthesia during a surgical procedure, one in 20 die within a year after receiving general anesthesia due to long-term complications.

Many anesthesia mistakes occur because patients were not properly evaluated before surgery or were not monitored during surgery. Common anesthesia errors include:

  • Too little or too much anesthesia
  • Anesthesia interactions with patient allergies or medications
  • Other harmful drug interactions
  • Failure to monitor vital signs
  • Failure to administer oxygen during surgery
  • Delayed delivery of anesthesia

Complications from anesthesia errors can result in:

  • Anesthesia awareness, which often means pain during surgery
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Asphyxia
  • Brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Death

Get the Answers You Deserve — Contact Our Office Today

If you or a loved one was injured after an anesthesia error, contact our New York office to discuss your surgical error lawsuit options. Call 212-750-1200 or 1.888.4.TGLLAW or contact us online. We fight, you win.

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