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$1.1 Million for Anesthesia Malpractice at Ambulatory Surgery Center

A man who was having outpatient shoulder surgery for a car accident suffered a stroke because of anesthesia mistakes during surgery.  The 55 year-old man was having the surgery at an ambulatory surgery center to repair his rotator cuff.  The anesthesiologist failed to maintain reasonable blood pressures, and the result was a stroke.  The resulting effects of the stroke included decreased cognition.  The man was discharged and sent home from the ambulatory surgery center without being told that he required further care.  His wife observed his neurologic and behavioral changes almost immediately and sough hospital care, where his stroke was properly diagnosed.  The former truck driver retained Leighton Law to handle his medical malpractice case.  John Leighton and Max Panoff obtained a $1.1 million settlement on his behalf which will provide him financial security.  Outpatient surgeries at ambulatory surgery centers have become common as insurance companies seek to reduce the costs of surgery.  Unfortunately the standards at ambulatory surgery facilities are not the same as those at hospitals.