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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.

Michael Kaplen with Senator John Edwards

Michael Kaplen with Senator John Edwards

Anesthesia Complications

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.


Our Credentials

Michael Kaplen

Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washington University Law School

Past Chair
New York State Traumatic
Brain Injury Coordinating Council

President
American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys

Vice President
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

3 Term President
Brain Injury Association of
New York State

Past Chair
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation
Group: American Association
For Justice

Past Chair
Motor Vehicle, Highway, Premises
Liability Section: American Association
For Justice

National Advisory Board
Association of Interstate
Trucking Lawyers of America

Past Co-Chair
Tort Section, New York County
Lawyers Association

Board of Directors
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Board of Governors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Board of Directors
New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

Editorial Board
Neurolaw Letter

Board Certified
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy*

Board Certified
American Board of Professional
Liability Attorneys
Medical Liability*

Sustaining Member:
American Association for Justice
Public Justice Foundation

Member:
N.Y.S. Trial Lawyers Association
Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers
Southern Trial Lawyers
Association-Fellow
North American Brain Injury Association

Graduate of Marquette University, College of Health Sciences, in Neuro Anatomical Dissection of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord

Honors & Awards:

New York Super Lawyer
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Top 100 New York Trial Lawyers -
American Trial Lawyer Association

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Public Achievement Award

Board of Trustees, Melvin M. Belli Society

Shana DeCaro

1st Vice President
American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys

Treasurer
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group: American Association for Justice

Board of Trustees, Secretary
Civil Justice Foundation

Board of Directors
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow
American Association for Justice

Fellow
Melvin M. Belli Society

Editor
Law Update
New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

Amicus Counsel
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Honors and Awards

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Public Achievement Award

President’s Award
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Who’s Who in American Women

Who’s Who in American Law

Top 100 New York Trial Lawyers-American Trial Lawyers Association

Elite Lawyers Of America

Graduate of Marquette University, College of Health Sciences, in Neuro Anatomical Dissection of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord

Member:

New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Brain Injury Association New York State

North American Brain Injury Association

Member:
Nursing Home Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Brain Trauma Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

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Admitted to Practice:

New York State
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Federal District Courts:
Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
United States Tax Court
United States Court of International Trade

 

* The National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys are not affiliated with any government authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.