Conscious sedation is a form of anesthesia that seeks to minimize pain and discomfort without putting the patient completely under. Conscious sedation is most common for procedures like angiographies, endoscopies and colonoscopies. Anesthesia in any form is a very exact science. Practitioners attend ongoing training and are re-certified on a regular basis. Only a person trained in this area of medicine should attempt to anesthetize a patient.
Anesthesiologists are extremely busy, however, and scheduling conflicts can make it difficult to secure one for the time of the procedure. In some cases, the medical professional performing the procedure, such as a gastroenterologist or cardiologist, will attempt to administer the anesthesia personally. While these individuals are highly trained in their area of medicine, they are not anesthesiologists.
By taking it upon themselves to administer the anesthesia, these medical professionals put their patients at risk of extremely serious health risks. If the patient is overdosed on the anesthetic, it could result in significant brain damage or even the death of the patient. If you or a loved one has suffered in any way due to a medical professional’s misuse of conscious sedation, you should speak to an experienced Albany medical malpractice lawyer right away.
Fighting Against the Negligence of Medical Professionals
At the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C., our attorneys have extensive experience with a broad range of anesthesia error claims. In addition to medical professionals who are not authorized to administer anesthesia, anesthesiologists also make mistakes. No matter who was responsible for the error, our firm is prepared to pursue full and fair compensation for any harm you have suffered.
We conduct a complete investigation into your case in an effort to secure the best possible result on your behalf. We work to identify all parties who may be held liable in your case and explore the viability of pursuing claims against each of them. In every case, we seek the maximum level of compensation and work to put an end to practices that put patients at risk.
Contact the New York Conscious Sedation Error Attorneys of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C.
Contact our office today to discuss your anesthesia error claim. We offer a free initial consultation and case review where you can get your initial questions answered and learn more about how we can help you. We will not accept any attorneys’ fees unless you recover compensation for your injuries.