Though most of us worry when we need a procedure that requires anesthesia, we rarely worry about the anesthesia itself. Unfortunately, there are negligent anesthesiologists, and if you have recently suffered in injury due to an improper administration of anesthesia, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you fight for the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the different types of anesthesia?
There are three primary types of anesthesia. They are as follows:
- Regional anesthesia: This is to numb certain parts of the body–generally, regional anesthesia is either epidural or spinal. Various procedures require regional anesthesia, including childbirth or c-sections.
- Local anesthesia: This is generally used for minor procedures, and it is used to solely numb the area currently undergoing surgery.
- General anesthesia: General anesthesia is designed to put you to sleep when entering surgery, and is used for only the most invasive surgeries.
What happens if an anesthesiologist makes a mistake?
Generally, administering anesthesia is the most routine part of the procedure. Unfortunately, anesthesiologists can make mistakes, and when they do, the consequences are severe and even sometimes grave. In many cases, victims of anesthesiologist malpractice will suffer heart attacks, allergic reactions, strokes, or brain damage. Some of the most frequent types of anesthesiologist negligence that can lead to these reactions include improperly dosing patients, failing to adequately monitor the patient, neglecting to consult the patient’s medical history and more.
How do I sue a negligent anesthesiologist in New York City?
To sue a negligent anesthesiologist, you must retain the legal services of an attorney who can prove several things. First, he must prove that the anesthesiologist in question was your doctor and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. He must then prove that the anesthesiologist breached that duty of care, causing you to sustain injuries and suffer substantial damages as a result.
This is oftentimes easier said than done, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side. Additionally, you should note that in New York, individuals only have 2.5 years from the date of the injury to file a medical malpractice claim. Do not wait another day. We are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.