The consequences of anesthesia errors can be devastating for the patient and the family. Monetary compensation cannot reverse the damage or bring back a loved one who died during an operation. However, you should not have to suffer financially, and the medical providers should be held accountable.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help. Our medical malpractice team has recovered damages for surgery-related injuries and deaths, including complications of anesthesia mistakes. We can explore your potential lawsuit against the anesthesiologist and/or the hospital for a family member’s wrongful death or injuries.
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Nassau and Suffolk County Anesthesiologist Negligence Attorneys
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Our New Hyde Park law firm handles medical malpractice on Long Island and nearby areas including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens. We know that an unexpected death or disabling injury creates both financial and emotional burdens. We realize how frustrating it is when the surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist and hospital administrators are stonewalling you or pointing fingers at each other. Our job is to identify the negligence and hold those providers responsible for full and fair damages, including medical costs, funeral costs, loss of income and damages for pain and suffering.
How do Anesthesia Accidents Happen?
Anesthesiologists rarely stay in the operating room for an entire surgery. It is common for an anesthesiologist to oversee four or five operating rooms at once. Typically a nurse anesthetist actually puts the patient under and monitors oxygen levels, blood pressure and other vital signs during surgery. If the anesthetist does not pay close attention to what he or she is doing — or is not supervised properly by the anesthesiologist — serious harm can result in a matter of moments.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Anesthesia Injuries
Failure to monitor oxygen levels while a patient is under general anesthesia can result in irreversible brain damage. Many victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) require 24-hour care or extensive physical and occupational therapy to regain function. Many can never work again or enjoy favorite activities.
Local anesthesia can cause nerve damage, such as one client who paralyzed from negligently applied epidural during labor. Anesthesia errors can also trigger heart attack, stroke and other adverse reactions. We work closely with the client and family members to define the care needs, lost income and the profound impact on every aspect of daily life and the future.
Anesthesia Errors Resulting in Death
If your family member died on the operating table or from complications of anesthesia mistakes, we can bring a wrongful death claim on your behalf. Survivors can sue for medical and funeral costs and lost earnings of the deceased, as well as damages for the lost contributions to family life (loss of love, companionship, consortium, counsel, parenting, etc.).
Trial lawyer Richard Jaffe has recovered millions of dollars in medical malpractice verdicts and settlements. In addition to 17 years of focused legal practice, he has training and experience as an emergency medical technician (EMT). These unique qualifications, combined with our dedication and network of medical experts, help us take on anesthesiologists and hospitals in pursuit of justice.
Not every bad outcome of surgery is malpractice, but it costs you nothing to have your case evaluated. There are no attorney fees unless we take the case and win compensation.
Call our Long Island anesthesia errors attorneys at 516-358-6900 for a free consultation, or contact us online. We serve Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and the entire NYC area. We speak Spanish and Russian.