The Case: Our client was a 21-year-old female who experienced respiratory and cardiac arrest while under general anesthesia during a simple medical procedure. The team of providers used an unnecessary level of anesthesia, over-sedated the patient, failed to properly develop and implement an appropriate anesthesia plan, and failed to recognize the severity of her sickle cell disease when considering an outpatient surgery center as an appropriate setting. Given the patient's complex medical history, the simple procedure should have been done using a local anesthetic, which would have completely eliminated the risks associated with general anesthesia. The plaintiff suffered a mild anoxic brain injury from the respiratory arrest, which resulted in psychological and cognitive impairments.
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