Anesthesia Errors Cases

Seven-figure settlement for man who suffered catastrophic brain injury.

While undergoing an elective operation, an otherwise healthy man was lightly sedated. The pharmaceuticals used for sedation stopped his breathing, and the staff in charge of monitoring him did not notice this, during which time he suffered irreparable, devastating brain damage. He is now confined to an electric wheelchair and is dependent on around-the-clock caregivers to help him with even the simplest tasks.