Anesthesia Errors

When a surgical procedure is performed, anesthesiologists utilize a general anesthetic to place the patient into a pain-free unconscious state. Anesthesia is typically considered safe, but anesthesia errors still occur with devastating consequences. The New York Anesthesia Error Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found an average of one out of two hundred thousand patients die as a result of anesthesia Error.

Anesthesia error may happen for numerous reasons and most often arise from medical negligence. Anesthesia error could have been avoided if the physician had provided the current standard of care, under medical malpractice laws. If an error occurs, the responsible medical professionals may be held accountable for the injury. If you or a loved one is suffering an injury or wrongful death resulting from anesthesia Error, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. The knowledgeable New York Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can explain your legal rights and guide you through the filing of your claim.

According to our experienced New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, anesthesia error may occur any time during a surgical procedure or hospitalization. People trust medical professionals to provide the best possible care and prevent the error. When medical professionals fail to provide the standard of care and act negligently, they can be held liable for their actions.

The highly skilled New York Anesthesia Error Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found anesthesia dosage error is among the most common anesthesia error, along with:

  • Delayed anesthesia administration
  • Intubation failure
  • Patient monitoring failure
  • Complication recognition failure
  • Dangerously prolonged sedation
  • Defective equipment

The highly skilled New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC understands anesthesia awareness is a serious anesthesia error. If an insufficient dosage of anesthesia is administered, a patient could regain consciousness during surgery. The patient may be unable to speak and remain paralyzed but regain the ability to hear surgical conversations and feel the extreme pain of surgery. Our New York Anesthesia Error Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned anesthesia awareness is often physically and emotionally traumatizing leading to post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep problems and anxiety disorders.

Injury resulting from anesthesia error varies with the type of error and medical response. The wrong anesthesia or excessive anesthesia can lead to catastrophic events, including brain damage, coma, paralysis and death. According to our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, tracheal damage is among the common injuries arising from anesthesia error, along with asphyxia, cardiovascular injury, brain damage, spinal cord injury, coma and death. Consulting the aggressive New York Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be essential in the p8reservation of your rights and the successful pursuit of compensation for your losses.

If you or someone you love is suffering from anesthesia error, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Contact our office at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to schedule an appointment or you may contact us online or stop by one of our many office locations convenient to you. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has offices located throughout the New York City area in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn, and in Long Island area in Suffolk and Nassau County and also in Westchester County and Rockland County.

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