When properly administered, anesthesia allows us to undergo surgery without experiencing pain. Unfortunately, when administered in a negligent manner, it can cause devastating injuries or death.
At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers in Syracuse, New York, our lawyers represent people who have been harmed by anesthesia errors. We also represent families who have lost loved ones. Our lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients.
Avoidable Anesthesia Errors
Although there are risks associated with any medical procedure, those risks can be minimized if anesthesiologists follow the appropriate standard of care. The standard of care is defined as the care an average, prudent, similarly qualified medical professional in the community would have provided under similar circumstances. The following are examples of care that falls below this standard and may be considered medical malpractice:
- Administering too little or too much anesthesia
- Administering a drug the patient is allergic to
- Failing to monitor a patient under anesthesia
- Failing to monitor a patient after he or she comes out from under anesthesia
Errors can result in anesthesia awareness (where the patient experiences pain, but cannot speak or move), hypoxic brain damage, embolism, nerve injury and death.
Our firm has extensive experience handling medical malpractice and anesthesia errors. Call us if you believe you have a case. Consultations are always free and you are not responsible for legal fees unless we are able to recover money for you.
Serving Anesthesia Malpractice Victims In Syracuse And Upstate New York
To speak with an attorney about your anesthesia error case, call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. We offer evening and weekend appointments as well as home and hospital visits.