On July 16, 2016, a routine trip to the dentist quickly turned into tragedy for a California family. Their three-year old daughter was scheduled for relatively minor dental procedures. Because the procedures involved multiple teeth, the family relied upon expert opinions and elected to have their daughter undergo general anesthesia. The procedures, which began at 9:30 A.M., were taking longer than expected, and the family began to worry. After being placed under general anesthesia, their daughter had stopped breathing. At 10:30 A.M., paramedics rushed through the office doors and hurried to her room. Their daughter was taken to San Ramon Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead after arrival. Click here to read more about the story.
General anesthesia is overall very safe, but even the most routine procedures carry with them a chance of error. If you feel an anesthesia error is responsible for pain and suffering experienced by you or a family member, contact the Pittsburgh medical malpractice law firm of Rosen Louik & Perry. Our lawyers are experienced in helping the victims of medical malpractice. If you would like one of our attorneys to review a case involving an anesthesia error, call our office or fill out our online form to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.