California Anesthesia Malpractice and Mistakes Law Firm
When an anesthesiologist makes a mistake or is negligent, even the most routine surgery turns into tragedy. The anesthesiologist has complete control over the patient's heart rate, breathing and all critical life functions during surgery. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors and medical monitoring are among the most frequent reasons that patients are seriously injured or die during or shortly after surgery. Furthermore, anesthesia malpractice is not limited to the operating room. Today, anesthesia injuries are increasing in the growing use of anesthesia in procedures that are done in medical spas and cosmetic clinics, surgical centers, dental offices and walk-in medical centers. Anesthesia cases can be the most difficult to prove, not only because the patient has been sedated and unaware of what has happened, but because the only witnesses are the other medical professionals in the operating room; doctors, surgeons, nurse anesthetists, and technicians, who may or may not be aware of what was happening at the time.
As an experienced physician, Dr. Fagel knows first-hand what really takes place in the operating room when patients are sedated with powerful anesthetic drugs. He has represented many clients in cases where medical records have been altered, or gone missing, and where other medical professionals who were in the room at the time "forgot" what happened.
The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates has represented countless anesthesia patients who have suffered devastating injuries due to the effects of anesthetic medications and the failure of doctors to properly administer the drugs and monitor their patient's life functions. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or died as the result of an anesthesia error in a hospital or other medical setting, please call our office to speak with Dr. Fagel at (800) 541-9376. There is no cost for you to call, and all cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning there are no fees or expenses unless we obtain a recovery for you.