During a surgical procedure, anesthesiologists place the patient into a state of pain-free unconsciousness through the use of a general anesthetic. Typically, the use of anesthesia is considered safe, but occasionally anesthesia errors occur and result in devastating consequences. The New York Anesthesiological Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found an average of one out of one thousand patients endure complications from anesthesia.
Anesthesiological malpractice may arise for a multitude of reasons but typically results from medical negligence. When the standard of care has failed to be provided and anesthesia malpractice occurs, medical malpractice laws can hold the medical professional accountable for the resulting injury. If you are suffering from anesthesiological malpractice, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injury. Our knowledgeable New York Anesthesiological Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can mitigate your claim and protect your legal rights.
Our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC states that anesthesia malpractice can occur before, during and after a surgical procedure, or any time during your hospitalization. Patients trust medical professionals to prevent errors and provide excellent care. When medical professionals provide a certain substandard level of care and act carelessly, they can be held accountable for their actions.
Our highly skilled New York Anesthesiological Malpractice Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found delayed anesthesia administration is a common anesthesia malpractice, along with:
- Anesthesia dosage error
- Patient monitoring failure
- Intubation failure
- Dangerously prolonged sedation
- Complication recognition failure
- Defective equipment
Our New York Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned anesthesia awareness is a significant act of anesthesiological malpractice. If an insufficient anesthesia dosage is administered during surgery, a patient can regain consciousness. The patient may remain paralyzed and unable to speak, but regain hearing and feeling, enduring extreme surgical pain. Anesthesia awareness can be emotionally and physically traumatizing, resulting in sleep problems, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders. Excessive anesthesia or the wrong anesthesia can bring about catastrophic events, such as coma, paralysis, brain damage and death.
The medical response and type of error determines the extent of anesthesiological malpractice injury. According to our New York Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, brain damage is a common anesthesiological malpractice injury, along with asphyxia, spinal cord injury, tracheal damage, cardiovascular injury, coma and death. Consulting our aggressive New York Anesthesiological Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be crucial in the protection of your rights and the successful mitigation of your claim.
If you or someone you love is suffering from anesthesiological malpractice, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, online or contact an office in Nassau County or Suffolk County in Long Island or one our offices in New York City including Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island or Brooklyn or our office in Westchester County.