If you are someone who recently had a surgery that required anesthesia and you were harmed because your doctor improperly administered that anesthesia, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Fortunately, we are here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about anesthesia, medical malpractice claims, and how our firm can fight for the justice you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Are there different types of anesthesia?
The three main types of anesthesia are general anesthesia, local anesthesia, and regional anesthesia. General anesthesia is reserved for the most invasive surgeries, and it will put you entirely to sleep for the duration of the surgery. Local anesthesia, on the other hand, is only used for minor procedures and will simply numb the area being operated on. Regional anesthesia is generally either spinal or epidural and it numbs certain parts of the body. This is frequently used during childbirth or c-sections.
What are the consequences of an anesthesiologist making a mistake?
Anything can happen when an anesthesiologist makes a mistake. An anesthesia error can result in brain damage, a stroke, or a heart attack. Additionally, certain patients can undergo significant emotional trauma as well, especially if they awaken during the surgery. If you were improperly dosed, were not monitored during the surgery or otherwise, you most likely have a valid medical malpractice claim.
How do I sue a doctor in a medical malpractice claim in New York City?
If you are looking to sue an anesthesiologist for negligence, you will have to prove that the doctor was, in fact, your doctor and that the doctor in question owed you a duty of care. You will then have to demonstrate that the doctor diverted from the standard of care by behaving negligently, and that negligence caused your injuries and caused you to incur significant damages as a result. Finally, you should note that the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York State is, under most circumstances, 2.5 years, which means that you must file your medical malpractice claim within 2.5 years from the date of your accident. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is give us a call.
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.