What should I know about anesthesia malpractice in New York?

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Anesthesia malpractice is a serious error that should result in equally severe consequences for your surgeon. No one should have to suffer due to another鈥檚 negligence, especially when they鈥檙e supposed to be a trusted medical professional. If you鈥檝e found yourself in this situation, call our New York City anesthesia error attorney now to learn more about anesthesia malpractice and how our firm can help.

Is there a statute of limitations for anesthesia malpractice in New York?

Anesthesia malpractice may qualify as a medical malpractice claim, which may mean that a victim of anesthesia malpractice is entitled to compensation. If you鈥檝e been the unfortunate victim of anesthesia malpractice, then you should fight for compensation. However, we don鈥檛 recommend you do it alone. Understand that there is a timeline for medical malpractice claims filed in New York. The statute of limitations is generally two and a half years, but if the error occurred during a series of treatments, then the clock won鈥檛 start ticking until the date of your last treatment.

It鈥檚 imperative that you understand this statute of limitations because two and a half years pass faster than you鈥檇 think. Errors made during surgery can result in significant injuries that may take a toll on your finances. Call our New York City hospital negligence attorney so that we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.

What are the consequences of anesthesia malpractice?

The consequences of anesthesia malpractice can be severe, resulting in life-long suffering or loss of life. Many problems can arise if a surgeon were to improperly administer anesthesia to a patient, including overdoses, comas, and death. A patient may also have a heart attack, stroke brain damage, and other ailments. It鈥檚 also possible for a patient to wake up during surgery if a doctor improperly administers anesthesia, which may result in serious emotional trauma.

Does a surgical error qualify as medical malpractice?

If your surgeon made a mistake during surgery then it may qualify as medical malpractice, but this is not necessarily the case. For this error to be classified as medical malpractice, you must first be able to prove that your surgeon was negligent by performing their duties in a way that they should have known not to. Doctors must abide by the 鈥渄uty of care,鈥 which states that any individual with the ability to harm another in their profession must adhere to a reasonable standard of care. If we can prove that your surgeon did not abide by the duty of care, which resulted in your injury, then you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.


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