New York Anesthesia Malpractice Lawyer
The proper administration of anesthesia is a crucial part of most operations. Even the slightest error can result in life-changing or even fatal consequences for the patient. New York anesthesia malpractice attorney A. Paul Bogaty represents clients throughout New York City and beyond in all types of anesthesia malpractice cases. He works tirelessly to see that victims’ interests are fully protected.
Mr. Bogaty has been representing victims of anesthesia malpractice for over 35 years. His extensive knowledge about the long-term complications that victims can suffer when anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are negligent allows him to pursue full and fair compensation on behalf of each client. He has won a number of substantial settlements and verdicts in anesthesia malpractice cases, including $5.1 million for a victim of high spinal anesthesia.
Skillful Representation in Complex Anesthesia Malpractice Claims
Analyzing a case involving anesthesia error can be complex. As your attorney, Mr. Bogaty will conduct a complete investigation into your case to determine the nature of the error that caused your injuries and the losses you suffered as a result. He will then develop a customized strategy to secure the recovery you are entitled to, including compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and future medical and custodial care.
The firm has handled many anesthesia malpractice cases, including:
- Inadequate preoperative evaluation: The anesthesiologist is responsible for reviewing and understanding the patient’s medical history, drug allergies and other relevant factors that could influence the type of anesthesia that would best accommodate the patient’s needs.
- Improper use of medications: Special care must be taken to make sure that the right anesthesia drugs are used for a particular patient. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying the correct dosage, ensuring that the drugs used will not cross-react with any medications the patient is taking, and minimizing the risk of an adverse reaction to the anesthesia drugs.
- Esophageal intubation: When an anesthesiologist inserts an endotracheal tube into the esophagus rather than the trachea, it can lead to serious consequences, including injury to the esophagus, hypoxia, brain damage or death.
- Complications of epidural and spinal anesthesia: If not performed correctly, epidural and spinal anesthesia can lead to a broad range of serious complications. These can include nerve damage, paralysis, infection and bleeding around the spine. High spinal anesthesia is a specific complication that can cause a significant decrease in blood pressure, decreased heart rate and difficulty breathing. If not managed correctly, high spinal anesthesia can sometimes lead to a life-threatening deficiency of oxygen to the brain.
- Anesthesia related coma and/or death: When the brain is not receiving oxygen, permanent damage can occur in as little as four minutes. Intubation errors, anesthesia overdose and other mistakes that deprive the brain of oxygen can lead to varying levels of brain damage, coma or death.
Speak with a Dedicated New York City Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact the Law Office of A. Paul Bogaty to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer regarding the anesthesia complications that happened in your case and whether a malpractice claim is appropriate. You can reach Mr. Bogaty by phone at 212-481-7797 or via e-mail.
All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee unless your case is successful.
Serving the NYC Metropolitan Area
Manhattan (New York County), Brooklyn (Kings County),
Queens (Queens County),
Bronx (Bronx County) and Staten Island (Richmond County)
plus Long Island
(Nassau County, Suffolk County) and Westchester County