Navigation Links
California Medical Malpractice Lawyer Dr. Bruce Fagel Explains the Danger of Anesthesia Injuries from Medical Negligence
Date:1/24/2013

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Dr. Bruce Fagel, who recently spoke at the American Heart Association National meeting and will be appearing on PBS “Need to Know” January 25th at 8:30 pm PST, is a leading California medical malpractice lawyer and a licensed medical doctor. Dr. Fagel has successfully handled many medical malpractice cases involving anesthesia mistakes that lead to severe injuries or death to patients. His law firm, the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases for injured patients than any other attorney in California, and has obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

“There are many misconceptions about anesthesia injuries,” states Dr. Fagel. “Most people never think about the fact that anesthesia mistakes happen sometimes during surgeries and this includes routine elective procedures such as plastic surgery or weight loss surgery, not just complicated emergency procedures. A patient may even run into anesthesia problems in the post anesthesia care unit after completing a successful surgical procedure. Any surgery carries with it a risk of injury or death, including from anesthesia mistakes.”

Anesthetists and anesthesiologists play a valuable part with any surgery. Not only do they provide pain relief for the patient during surgery, but they also have control over the patient’s core life functions during the operation, including their breathing and heart rate. A patient who is given anesthesia requires careful monitoring to make sure they are not having a negative reaction to the drug being administered or problems from the operation that may be occurring. An anesthesiologist is a physician who completes an accredited residency program in anesthesiology and can work without the supervision of a doctor, whereas an anesthetist is a nurse that is board certified in anesthesia and works under the supervision of a doctor. An anesthesiologist has much more extensive training than an anesthetist.

Anesthesia mistakes happen sometimes during surgeries, but most of the time they can be quickly corrected so the patient rarely ever finds out about it. It’s only after a serious injury takes place, including a serious brain injury or death, that the patient or the family ever becomes aware of the anesthesia mistake. “Anesthesia cases can often be challenging cases to prove, because the patient has been sedated and the only witnesses are the other medical professionals in the operating room, who may or may not be aware of what happened during the anesthesia error,” states Dr. Fagel.

Surgical procedures, which require the use of anesthesia, may be performed in a hospital, doctor’s office, or surgery center. “One problem with surgery performed outside of a hospital setting is when a patient runs into a serious medical emergency because of problems with the anesthesia,” explains Dr. Fagel. “When a medical emergency occurs in a non-hospital environment, the medical facilities usually do not have access to specialized critical care nurses, emergency physicians, or equipment necessary to cope with the emergency. The medical facility will have to contact an ambulance; meanwhile the patient’s medical condition may quickly escalate from a serious emergency to a critical life or death situation,” warns Dr. Fagel.

For more information visit anesthesia malpractice video.

About The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates specializes in medical malpractice cases resulting in serious injuries to victims. Cases include medical malpractice, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, surgical errors, brain damage, and wrongful death. Dr. Bruce Fagel has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured parties than any other attorney in California, including obtaining the largest verdict in California history, $460 million dollars. The law firm has successfully obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.

About Dr. Bruce Fagel
Dr. Bruce Fagel is a lawyer and a licensed medical doctor, specializing in medical malpractice. Dr. Fagel practiced emergency medicine for over 10 years before becoming an attorney. This background provides Dr. Fagel with the knowledge and expertise to represent his clients against negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/medical-malpractice/anesthesia-malpractice/prweb10349278.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Majority of Californias Medi-Cal caregivers live in or near poverty
2. EB-5 Expert Brian Su Explores Chinese Inbound Investments in Southern California
3. Artisan Business Group hosts EB-5 Conference in California
4. Tracy, California Coast Dental Office Opens
5. Tragic San Diego Dog Attack Leaves One Infant Dead – California Dog Bite Attorneys Revive Pit Bull Warnings
6. Brian Su Hosts EB-5 Training Camp in California July 19, 2012
7. High-caliber “911-Level” Attendants Keep Rescue Alert of California™ Clients Safe
8. California Woman Finds Ways to Control IBS
9. Deadly Black Widow Spider Edged Aside in California
10. Recessions bite: Nearly 4 million Californians struggled to put food on table during downturn
11. What did we learn from the 2010 California whooping cough epidemic?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: