NJ Medical Malpractice Victim with Cognitive Impairments will Testify in Retrial

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Proper administration and monitoring while under anesthesia is absolutely essential to prevent serious harm when a person undergoes surgery or another medical procedure. One recent case exemplifies just how much can go wrong when an anesthesiologist fails to address complications during surgery. In this New Jersey medical malpractice case, the victim was granted a retrial after a judge prevented him from testifying in the initial trial, deciding that his cognitive impairments were too prejudicial for the jury. In […]

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Ongoing Debate over Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients

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The medical community is engaged in an ongoing debate about the benefits and risks associated with use of anesthesia among pediatric patients under age 3. After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the potential dangers of anesthesia and sedatives on children’s brains, a significant question has been raised about the possibility of medical malpractice for failure to perform necessary procedures requiring anesthesia in young children. The FDA issued its initial Drug Safety Communication […]

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New Study Reveals Anesthesiologists are Under-reporting Medical Errors

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A new study examining the incidence of medical error reporting among anesthesiologists has revealed that these doctors are significantly under-reporting medication errors, although an estimated 10 percent of reported medication errors result in patient harm. The aforementioned study was led by Mark S. Hausman, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School and chief of anesthesiology at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Researchers manually reviewed self-reported institutional quality assurance data, as well as […]

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