Anesthesiologists don’t only administer anesthesia to patients, but they have other tasks as well, such as monitoring the heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs. There are times, however, when they fail to do their part. This could have serious repercussions and lead to other serious problems. When there is negligence on the part of the anesthesiologist, a medical malpractice lawyer in Bronx should be consulted.
One recent case involves comedienne Joan Rivers, who died after a cardiac arrest last year during a routine throat procedure. On top of everything else that allegedly went wrong during the procedure, medical records showed that Rivers was given 300 milligrams of the anesthetic Propofol, which one of the anesthesiologists in the team denied.