Surgery carries inherent risks, no matter how qualified the doctors are. However, patients have the right to expect that accepted standards of care will be adhered to when they submit to surgery. Surgeons, nurses, hospital staff and anesthesiologists all have important roles to play during an operation. If you or a loved one has been harmed or if your family member died during surgery from an apparent anesthesia mistake, it is important to contact a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney at David W. Singer and Associates to discuss the case. This is a complex area of medical malpractice law, and you should consult with experienced lawyers. You may have been harmed or your loved one may have lost his or her life during surgery as a result of anesthesia mistakes such as the following:
- Medication administered during anesthesia may have given in wrong doses, resulting in dangerously prolonged sedation, terrifying anesthesia awareness or other harmful effects.
- An anesthesia error may be the result of improperly labeled products or negligence on the part of the anesthesiologist.
- Intubation of the patient in preparation for anesthesia may have been done incorrectly, resulting in brain damage or other serious injury.
- Anesthesia equipment may have been defective.
In Hollywood and across Broward County, Florida, David Singer has a reputation for helping his clients seek justice after anesthesia mistakes and other cases of medical malpractice. His experience can be your best asset when you are searching for those responsible for the injuries to you or a loved one.