Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers
Anesthesia Malpractice can have disastrous effects. Fortunately the medical malpractice attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, have over 30 years of experience handling cases related to anesthesia complications and anesthesia mishaps. We understand that mistakes during the administration of anesthesia can lead to brain trauma and even death. We also understand that many or most of these tragic mistakes are a result of medical negligence.
Anesthesia complications are very serious and more often than not lead to either death or permanent brain trauma. There is not much room for error when taking over the breathing and oxygen supply of a patient. For this reason, the professional society that governs the conduct of anesthesiologists has come out with very stringent precautions that must be followed in the operating room to prevent anesthesia malpractice from occurring. We understand these standards of anesthesia management and will determine if they were properly followed in your case.
What causes anesthesia malpractice?
In some cases of anesthesia complications, mandated precautions such as pre-anesthesia visits and physical examinations may not have taken place. In other instances, alarm devices designed to alert the anesthesia team that a patient is not receiving adequate amounts of oxygen may not have been used, were broken or merely ignored – all are serious violations and considered medical malpractice. Blood pressure, pulse and respiration which are required to be monitored may have not been by the anesthesia staff.
We have seen anesthesia malpractice cases where breathing tubes were not properly placed by the anesthesiologist, and the patient sustained brain trauma. In another instance, an incorrectly sized blood pressure cuff was used on a young man. This resulted in inaccurate blood pressure readings, leading to permanent brain damage.
No Fee Unless We’re Successful
Our New York anesthesia lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that no legal fee is paid to them unless they successfully handle your case. We also offer a free, no obligation consultation so that we can meet and discuss your case.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of anesthesia malpractice, contact the New York malpractice lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP by phone at 866-BRAIN-LAW.