When an individual is scheduled to have surgery, there is a team of doctors and staff that are responsible for patient care before, during and after the procedure. A key member of the team with a critical role is the anesthesiologist. It is the anesthesiologist’s duty to assess and provide the proper level of anesthesia to the patient and monitor vital signs throughout the surgery.
However, NY Anesthesia Malpractice Attorneys have seen many cases where patients in New York City hospitals suffered additional injury or even death due to mistakes made by the anesthesiologist. Anesthesiologists who are negligent in their care of the patient have committed anesthesia malpractice, and patients or loved ones who have suffered as a result have a right to sue for justice and deserved compensation.
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If you or a loved one suffered as a result of anesthesia malpractice, it is recommended that you speak with a Medical Malpractice Attorney immediately. An anesthesiologist may have been negligent in not administering anesthesia properly, not providing proper instructions to the patient about food or alcohol intake before a procedure, not properly monitoring vital signs, or using malfunctioning equipment.
Your NY Anesthesia Malpractice Attorney will fight on your behalf to help you receive compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, present and long term medical bills and treatments and your future ability to earn wages.