Medical malpractice attorneys and their client, a California man, came out victorious following a jury trial over the negligence of a medical center and an anesthesiologist. The California jury awarded the plaintiff $2.25 million as compensation for the brain injury that he sustained. The lawyers’ complaint alleged that the anesthesiologist let the patient go too deep under the anesthesia.
Routine Eye Procedure Leads to Significant Brain Damage
The patient went to the Mazzocco Ambulatory Surgical Center to have the lens on one of his eyes replaced with an artificial counterpart. The operation was categorized as standard and was only scheduled to last about two hours. The anesthesiologist assigned to the man reportedly had a history of walking out of the operating room while patients were under the effects of the potent drug. In the case that lead to the lawsuit, the patient was led into a deeper level of sedation than necessary.
The plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorneys urged that the physician had either left the room or had left the patient unattended. The stopped breathing and, in the absence of a physician, did not receive immediate and necessary attention. Since oxygen was cut off to the brain, the man suffered an anoxic brain injury, which is commonly known as cerebral hypoxia. This type of injury is extremely serious and lawyers claim that it could be life threatening and cause permanent cognitive damage to patients, potentially leaving them disabled.
Prior to trial, the anesthesiologist settled with the plaintiff. At trial, the plaintiff was further awarded upwards of two million dollars for his traumatic situation.
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