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Millions of surgeries and procedures take place in the United States every year. Of these surgeries and procedures, most require some form of anesthesia. Anesthesia is a drug administered to prevent a patient from feeling pain during surgery, or to render the patient unconscious for the duration of the procedure. If you have suffered an injury due to an anesthesia error, you need to contact a Brooklyn anesthesia malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim.

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What is anasthesia?

Surgical procedures usually require one of the types of anesthesia. The first type is local anesthesia, which is used to numb the pain in a localized area, like an injection into the gums for a dental procedure. Another type is regional anesthesia. Regional anesthesia numbs a region of the body, such as the legs and is commonly used in epidurals during childbirth or other medical procedures. With both local and regional anesthesia, the patient is conscious throughout the medical procedure unlike general anesthesia. General anesthesia renders the patient unconscious for the duration of his or her surgery. General anesthesia is used for more complicated medical procedures, such as heart surgery or other types of surgery.

Do I have a malpractice claim?

When a patient is under anesthesia, there are many different types of things that can go wrong. Because the patient is unable to communicate what they feel to their doctors when under general anesthesia, the patient must be monitored very closely. Sometimes anesthesia mistakes occur in monitoring the patient while they are under anesthesia. If you have been injured in any of these manners while under anesthesia, you should contact a Brooklyn medical malpractice attorney today to discuss a potential claim.

One of the most common complaints of patients who have undergone anesthesia is that there was either too much or too little anesthesia. Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are trained to be able to properly administer the correct amount of anesthesia based on the patient’s body type. However, sometimes the anesthesiologist makes an error which leads to the patient having too much anesthesia and being unable to wake after their procedure. Other times, the patient gets an improper mix of anesthesia which causes them to wake up during their surgery. Both of these errors can be very dangerous to the patient. If you have been injured in an anesthesia error, call the Brooklyn lawyers at Belushin Law Firm today.

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