As a patient in need of surgery you are forced to put all of your trust into the hospital staff to perform your surgery, administer the correct medications and make you well again. With surgery comes anesthesia, which should be administered to you by an experienced and licensed anesthesiologist. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
It has been found in many hospitals, that anesthesia has been administered to patients by anyone who has the time. First year residents, nurses, doctors who are not experienced or licenses to administer such drugs, all doing what an anesthesiologist is paid to do. More times than not, this results in serious injury, paralysis and death.
There is a very strict balance and formula for administering anesthesia to any patient. If this formula is done wrong or there is one incorrect miscalculation, the patient’s life is in danger.
Even experienced anesthesiologists make mistakes, sometimes out of human error or sometimes out of negligence.
As experienced anesthetic error lawyers, Anapol Schwartz will investigate every aspect of your case to determine what really happened and who is really at fault. As your legal team we will investigate the following aspects of your case:
- Qualifications of the anesthesiologist
- Manner in which anesthesia was administered
- Evidence of anesthesia overdose
- Possible interaction with any other drugs in the patient’s system
- Whether a known allergy was overlooked