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New York Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyers

Anesthesia errors can be devastating to victims & their families. If you or a loved one have been injured due to anestesia errors, contact the anesthesia errors lawyers of New York City’s Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman. In the early days of medicine, anesthesia during surgery was achieved with ether and chloroform.

Anesthesia has come a long way since then, particularly in the 1980s, when many new innovations improved the safety record of anesthesia use. Today there are relatively few anesthesia-related fatalities, but anesthesia errors do occur, and these errors can have devastating results, such as:

  • Asphyxia (lack of adequate oxygen supply)
  • Birth injury
  • Brain damage
  • Cardiovascular damage, including heart attack, stroke
  • Coma
  • Loss of bodily function
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Tracheal damage from intubation errors
  • Death

The medical malpractice attorneys at the Lipsig Law Firm help victims of anesthesia errors. We’ve seen firsthand the heartache that victims of medical malpractice experience, and we know that the loss of health and the financial burden can be overwhelming.

When Anesthesia Errors Occur

Anesthesia errors can occur in numerous ways, including as a result of:

  • the negligent or incorrect administration of oxygen during surgery or childbirth
  • a delay in the delivery of anesthesia
  • failure to monitor the patient properly
  • dosage error (too much or too little anesthesia)
  • administration of the wrong anesthetic agent
  • injury caused by the intubation of the patient
  • dangerously prolonged sedation from anesthesia
  • failure to recognize complications
  • defective equipment
  • communication errors before, during, or after the surgery among the medical staff
  • drug/alcohol use by medical staff

Contact An Attorney In NYC About Anesthesia Errors

Damage to one’s health or to the health of a loved one due to an anesthesia error can be devastating, and victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses. Click here to contact the New York anesthesia malpractice lawyers of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman and talk to a medical malpractice lawyer about your circumstances.