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Administering anesthesia is an important aspect of surgery. It is a delicate procedure and can be dangerous if administered incorrectly. Although anesthesia is generally considered safe, anesthesia errors do occur resulting in devastating consequences. Statistics indicate that one in every 3,000 patients suffers a wrongful death due to anesthesia complications, and others suffer serious injuries.

There are many causes for anesthesia error. Unfortunately, doctor negligence and medical malpractice are often the reasons why. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or wrongful death due to anesthesia error, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses and damages. Seek the help of an experienced anesthesia medical malpractice lawyer who can investigate your case and aggressively pursue compensation.

New York Medical Malpractice attorneys at the Law Firm of The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C., are committed to helping people who have suffered serious injuries due to medical negligence and error. Our firm has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and families in New York and across the U.S. We help our clients pursue compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of potential income, disability, emotional trauma, and more. For a free consultation, please call 1-800-323-9900 or use the online consultation form.


Anesthesia errors can be caused by a number of medical mistakes, including a simple miscommunication between the staff or the use of defective equipment. The following are some of the most common causes of anesthesia errors that result from medical malpractice:

  • Anesthesia dosage error: Overdose or underdose
  • Delayed anesthesia delivery
  • Failure to constantly monitor patient or equipment
  • Improper intubation
  • Failure to recognize complications
  • Improper oxygen administration
  • Drug use
  • Prolonged sedation
  • Defective equipment

Injuries Caused by Anesthesia Errors

The consequences of anesthesia error can be catastrophic. Depending on the type of medical error or mistakes, severe injuries or death can be the end result. The following are common injuries resulting from Anesthesia error:

  • Brain damage or traumatic brain injury
  • Coma
  • Birth defects
  • Tracheal damage
  • Cardiovascular injury
  • Asphyxia
  • Loss of bodily function
  • Spinal cord injury or paralysis
  • Death

New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Anesthesia errors can occur for a number of reasons. But when medical malpractice or doctor negligence is the cause, our firm can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and damages. We can help you determine the cause of the injury and have the guilty party held liable.

For a free consultation with an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney, please contact the Law Firm of The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C. We can answer your questions and provide you with great legal advice.