Recovering Compensation For Anesthesia Errors

The use of general anesthesia has made most types of modern surgery possible. However, the successful use of anesthesia must be provided by a skilled professional — usually either a physician specialist or a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Even the most basic surgical procedures can be impacted by anesthesia errors, leading to catastrophic aftereffects such as:

  • Brain damage
  • Stroke
  • Coma
  • Permanent vegetative state
  • Heart attack
  • Death

Our law firm, Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, understands that a personal injury claim based upon an anesthesia error or other medical mistake can be complex and challenging to prove. Our lawyers use their decades of experience in this practice area to build the strongest possible claim for you, and ask for damages that truly meet your current and future medical and financial needs. Our size allows us to offer boutique law firm services that deliver the quality of a big firm.

Common Errors In Anesthesia Provision

Each injury case based upon medical malpractice is unique, but there are some common themes in how anesthesia errors take place. Some of the circumstances include:

  • Administering the wrong anesthesia or failing to determine if the patient has allergies to a type of anesthesia
  • Not providing proper instructions to the patient about the anesthesia before surgery
  • Providing too much anesthesia during the procedure (oversedation)
  • Providing too little anesthesia during the procedure (under-sedation), causing the patient to feel pain during the surgery
  • Inattention to patient positioning during surgery, or failing to consider how positioning may affect patient's blood pressure or the flow of oxygen to the brain

Our firm can help you document the damages that have been caused by the negligent delivery of anesthesia, and can help you calculate a claim that may include compensation for:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Long-term disability
  • Loss of companionship
  • Current and future loss of wages
  • Long-term care expenses
  • Funeral/burial expenses

We Fight For Your Future — Contact Us Today

Recovery from or adaptation to injuries caused by anesthesia errors can be difficult, and the treatments are expensive. Trust our attorneys to fight for all the funds you will need to rebuild your life. Call us at our New Jersey office at 908-291-7480. We answer our phones 24/7. Or you may choose to email us to set up a free initial appointment.