The Ocala anesthesia error attorneys at the Rothenburg Law Firm take a personal interest in all medical malpractice cases to bring you the best results.
If you’ve ever had a surgery, you know anesthesia is a major part of any procedure.
In general, there are three types of anesthesia:
- General anesthesia – Anesthesia that makes you unconscious during the course of your surgery.
- Regional anesthesia – Anesthesia that focuses on a specific group of nerves and may or may not make you sleep. This type of anesthesia may also be called a nerve block and/or an epidural.
- Local anesthesia – Anesthesia that numbs a specific area of tissue for the purposes of surgery.
While anesthesia has many obvious benefits, it also carries great risks. And if an anesthesia error is made through the negligence or carelessness of operating room professionals, it can lead to serious consequences, including paralysis, a coma, or even death.
Anesthesia errors may occur at any point during the surgery process and can include:
- Accidentally giving too much anesthesia to a patient during surgery.
- Improperly inserting a breathing tube (called intubation) into a patient’s trachea during anesthesia administration.
- Failing to properly monitor a patient’s vital signs during surgery.
- Failing to properly monitor the delivery of oxygen to a patient during surgery
- Failing to recognize anesthesia complications during surgery.
- Failing to review a patient’s medical history for potential complications from anesthesia.
- Failing to inform a patient of his or her anesthesia risks if pre-operative instructions aren’t followed.
- Failing to inform a patient of his or her anesthesia risks if post-operative instructions aren’t followed.
In Florida, anesthesia errors caused by the negligence or carelessness of the operating room team are a type of medical malpractice case. That means you have a two-year statute of limitation from the time of the error to file a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one was seriously harmed by an anesthesia error, trust the Ocala anesthesia error attorneys at the Rothenburg Law Firm. Attorney Steve Rothenburg has more than 25 years of experience in medical malpractice law. He spent five years as a medical prosecutor with what is now the Florida Department of Health.
In each anesthesia error case, the Rothenburg Law Firm dedicates the time it needs to get the best outcome for you. It’s why we only accept a select number of medical malpractice cases. We like to get to know our clients personally. We welcome you to ask questions, so we can keep you informed throughout the complex litigation process. In an anesthesia error case, there should be no surprises.
We work on a contingency fee basis. That means there is no cost to you for attorneys’ fees or costs if we are unsuccessful.