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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 New York 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 NYC
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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