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Court Nullifies a $10 Million Settlement of a Fatal Spinal Surgery Case

For the death of a 50-year-old woman from Pennsylvania after undergoing surgery for her spinal cord, the awarded compensation amounting to $10 million was deemed as void. This decision was after the court determined that the amount does not match settlements granted to other medical malpractice lawsuits for similar incidents.

Anesthesia and Medical Malpractice in New York

Anesthesia is an important part of surgery. And like every other surgical procedure, it has its own risks. There are three types of anesthesia: general, regional, and local. Of these, the general anesthesia is the one with the most serious aftereffects. General anesthesia is used in major surgeries where it is required to put the patient ‘under’ i.e. cause them to lose all consciousness and sensation. However, if not administered properly it can lead to many problems such as cardiac arrests and even death.

Medical Malpractice where an Overdose of Anesthesia Instigates Death

This is a shocking incident of medical malpractice, where a young man undergoes a regular hernia operation and ends up dead, due to reasons not directly connected with the surgery. This young individual was advised by his doctor to walk through the door for hernia surgery, since it was the best treatment for his condition. The person agrees to the surgery, and he is admitted to a reputed hospital in New York. The surgery proceeds without any complications, and is done in an excellent manner.