Local anesthesia is used to numb a section of the body during medical procedures. Local anesthesia is frequently used in Caesarean sections, ophthalmological, podiatric and oral surgery. In certain cases, local anesthetics are combined with general anesthesia to achieve the desired impact on the patient. Although rare, patients do have allergic reactions to certain types of anesthesia. These allergic reactions can range in impact from irritation to severe injury and death. Anesthesiologists should ask patients prior to surgery as to whether they have known allergies to certain anesthetics. In the event of an allergic reaction, the anesthesiologist should take great care to minimize the potential damage.
Anesthesiologists, like other doctors, have a duty of care to each patient they treat. When this duty is breached and the patient is severely injured, patients have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for their medical expenses, lost income and other expenses.
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With the aid of our team of esteemed medical experts, our New York anesthesia malpractice lawyers will closely review your medical history and evaluate your case. We will also marshal all evidence of your medical expenses, lost income and other damages. Through our dedication, tenacity and skill we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
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