An Experienced Fort Lauderdale Anesthesia Error Attorney Provides Essential Legal Support
Board-certified trial lawyer with extensive experience in anesthesiologist malpractice
Anesthesia is a vital part of medicine. Reducing or eliminating pain enables medical practitioners to perform life-saving procedures and surgery. Long-term sedation can help some patients heal from severe injury or illness. When you or a loved one need general anesthesia, you place your trust in anesthesiologists to ensure your safety every step of the way. When that trust is misplaced, an anesthesia error lawyer at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. has the skills and experience you need to assess your case and take appropriate legal action.
Common types of anesthesiologist errors
Even correct application of general anesthesia is risky. However, errors such as the following can cause severe injury to patients:
- Choice of anesthesia: There are many types of anesthesia, both local and general. When general anesthesia is necessary, anesthesiologists need to choose the type based on a careful review of patient status and history.
- Failure to intubate: Any application of general anesthesia requires some form of intubation. The choice of intubation method depends on many factors, such as the patient’s state of health or the length of time since the patient last ate. While inaccurate reports by patients or family members can lead to the wrong choice, anesthesiologists can also make technical or procedural errors that lead to serious injury or death.
- Dangerously prolonged sedation: Doctors may keep critically injured patients under sedation over an extended period to promote healing and prevent undue pain or psychological trauma. However, prolonged sedation can also expose patients to risks associated with ventilation support and other issues, requiring frequent testing throughout the sedation period. When adverse effects to patients could have been prevented through diligent monitoring by doctors and nurses, patients or their families may have the right to take legal action.
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Anesthesia errors require extensive investigation and analysis to identify the liable parties. With more than four decades of experience, the attorneys at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. know how to unravel the details of each case and how to prove negligence under strict Florida malpractice laws. We take calls 24/7, offer flexible hours for a free consultation, and we can meet with you in our convenient downtown office, at home or in the hospital. We take cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we obtain an award or settlement for your case. Contact us online, or call us at (954) 463-0585 today.