A Syracuse Law Firm That Helps Victims of Medical Malpractice
Anesthesia is a vital part of surgery, as it allows surgeons to operate without patients feeling any pain. Administered properly, patients wake up when the surgery is over and don't remember a thing. But when there is an error due to negligence, patients can suffer pain and injury. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC help patients recover compensation for their injuries.
There are many factors to be considered when administering anesthesia. An anesthesiologist will consider a patient's age, weight, gender, medical history, medications taken, and other factors when determining the proper type and amount of anesthesia for surgery. A patient's condition must also be closely monitored during surgery in case there are complications.
Some examples of negligence in anesthesia errors include:
- Administering too much or too little anesthesia
- Delayed delivery of anesthesia
- Administering an incorrect anesthesia drug
- Failure to prevent interactions with other drugs
- Failure to provide patient instructions before administering anesthesia
- Failure to monitor patient health during surgery
Anesthesia errors can harm patients in many ways. Patients could experience brain damage, respiratory problems, heart attack, stroke, awareness of pain, paralysis or death. When the negligence of an anesthesiologist or other medical professional causes surgical errors, we hold them accountable.
Experienced Representation That Gets Results
Medical malpractices cases involving anesthesia errors can be difficult to resolve. Medical professionals won't admit to negligence, and hospitals and insurance companies will stand behind them. All have lawyers who will fight to prevent you from collecting compensation. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the knowledge, experience and resources that are needed to win these types of complex cases.
Our legal team conducts a thorough investigation of your case to find out what went wrong. We know where to look for evidence of negligence and will review all medical records and other documents, and will also interview witnesses. We consult medical experts who can tell us if standards of care and procedures were followed properly.
When insurance companies see we have built a strong case, we are often able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. If they won't negotiate, our attorneys have the litigation skills needed to win big cases.
If you've been injured as a result of medication error, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We'll review the details of your case, go over your options and answer any questions you have.
The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000
Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).
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Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.
Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000
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Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000
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Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000
Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).
Infant Suffered Brain Damage in a Birth Injury $3,000,000
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Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000
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Brain Damage After a Medication Error $1,850,000
We recovered $1.85 million for a client who suffered brain damage after a medication error.
Brain Damage From Drug Interaction $1,185,000
Legal action taken against a hospital and physician after a client was left with brain damage as a result of a drug interaction (Supreme Court, Jefferson County).
Maximized Case Value
We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.
Experience on Your Side
We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.
Direct Involvement in Your Case
Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.
We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.