We, at Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., have had several cases involving anesthesia injuries. Anesthesia is generally considered safe but errors may be made which can lead to tragic consequences for the patient. If the error could have been prevented, the physicians involved may be responsible for the patients injuries.
One of errors commonly made is the administering of the incorrect dosage of anesthesia. Before any anesthesia is given, it is essential that the anesthesiologist interview the patient to determine the type and amount of anesthesia to be administered. The physician must first obtain information from the patient including the patients age, weight, and medical history, in order to determine the appropriate amount of anesthesia to be administered.