Anesthesiologists are highly skilled medical professionals who focus on administering anesthesia before surgery. These specialists are essential in ensuring that patients don’t feel any pain throughout surgery. Each patient must be assessed by the anesthesiologist before surgery and be closely watched while it is being performed. Failure to do so may cause severe injury or even death. Surgery mistakes frequently entail issues with anesthesia delivery. Anesthesiologists who provide too much or too little general anesthetic or improperly place a spinal block or epidural might cause complications.
Since our founding in 1950, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC has helped patients and their families who have been harmed by the negligence of medical professionals responsible for their care. Learn more about anesthesia errors and how you may be eligible for compensation. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
Complex procedures may now be carried out on patients without causing them extreme pain or great mental discomfort thanks to anesthesia. A patient who receives insufficient anesthesia, however, can be awake during the treatment and feel every excruciating second. The same medications that leave patients unconscious also paralyze their muscles, making it impossible for a patient who has received insufficient anesthesia to move, speak, or otherwise alert the surgical team to a problem. Patients frequently suffer from lasting psychological effects such as melancholy, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and fear of undergoing future operations, in addition to physical ailments brought on by raised stress levels, heart rate, and blood pressure.
Our attorneys will assist you in obtaining compensation for the mental and bodily harm you sustained as a result of having a procedure performed with inadequate anesthetic if you have experienced this nightmare. Multiple individuals may have been involved in your case who neglected to aggressively monitor vital indicators that might have indicated your suffering and improperly calculated the anesthetic dose.
Spinal blocks and epidurals are often used in childbirth and in surgeries of the lower portion of the body. Although these methods minimize some of the risks associated with general anesthesia, spinal blocks and epidurals carry unique risks of their own — such as meningitis infections, allergic reactions, spinal nerve damage, difficulty urinating, and post-dural puncture headaches (PDPH). Our medical malpractice attorneys demand that you be compensated for these preventable complications caused by an improperly inserted needle or tainted drugs.
While a patient is under anesthesia, there are several mistakes that can be made and cause death, heart attack, stroke, allergic responses, brain damage, or spinal cord injury. Typically, a patient has a hangover that steadily subsides when they awaken shortly after surgery. However, a patient who receives an overdose of anesthetic might experience irreversible brain damage or never fully recover consciousness. Other examples of issues that can arise from incorrect dosage or application can include:
Our lawyers help you recover damages for pain, disability, and emotional distress associated with a brain injury. We also represent families of patients who were left comatose or severely disabled by an anesthesia dosing error.
Learn more about your rights to recover for injuries caused by negligent anesthesiologists. Call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. We have offices in five locations and serve clients throughout the state. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request.