EXPERT WITNESS, TRIAL AND DEPOSITION TESTIMONY FOR COMPLICATIONS FROM ANESTHESIA RELATED TO SURGERY, ENDOSCOPY, AND OTHER MEDICAL PROCEDURES
Anesthesia is an artificially induced state of insensitivity by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations and other medical procedures. Anesthetics are often tailored to the type of surgery that is performed, such as Cardiac, Pediatric, Obstetric, Neurologic, Orthopedic, and ENT, and Plastic surgeries. Anesthesia Complications can be related to the type of surgery, but common examples include airway injury, hypoxic brain injury, nerve injury, overmedication, medication errors, cardiac arrest, and death.
Dr. Ajay Mathur is available as an expert witness for medmal review for Plaintiff, Defense, national Insurance carriers, airway injury cases, hypoxic brain injury, nerve injury, regional anesthesia complications, medication errors, cardiac arrest, and death. Dr. Mathur provides timely review of records, reports, case research, testimony at deposition or trial, and IMEs. Contact Dr. Mathur for a same-day response: 213-471-8051 or . Up to 30 minute phone call free initial consultation.
In the Operating Room, before surgery, after administration of general anesthesia and relaxing agents, spontaneous breathing is suppressed. The anesthesia provider has to ” secure an airway”, e.g. he or she has to support or take over breathing with a mask, a modified mask in the mouth (laryngeal mask) or a breathing tube (endotracheal tube). If this fails – and there are many reasons why it may be difficult (i.e. obesity) – the patient can quickly suffer from life-threatening low levels of oxygen in the blood. Too low oxygen levels can lead to heart attack, stroke, permanent brain damage, cardiac arrest, or even worse, death. The placement of the endotracheal tube (intubation), and the safe removal (extubation) are two key critical periods in anesthesia and critical care medicine. Every anesthesia provider has been trained in advanced airway management. Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit personnel also should have been trained in basic airway management, according to Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines. Despite the fact that modern technology is available to facilitate airway management, there are still many cases of “failed intubations”, and unfortunately, in some instances lead to a disastrous outcome or death.
A thorough case review involves, but is not limited to, assessing the diagnosis and anesthetic indication, anesthesia training, patient selection, patient risk factors, unforeseen issues, expectations, definitions of a successful anesthetic, post anesthesia care and complication management, accident reports, all medical and billing records, interrogatories, depositions and reports.
Dr. Mathur is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. As expert in Anesthesiology, Airway Management and Applied Clinical Pharmacology, he will assist with consulting, medical chart reviews, civil, criminal and malpractice case reviews, depositions, and court appearances. The field of Anesthesiology has many complexities, and when complications and tragedies occur, in- or outside a hospital, a professional, reliable and objective medical witness is needed to ensure cases are handled with care and attention. Dr. Mathur is available for medical chart review, a deposition or a court appearance, for either defendant or plaintiff counsel, and you can trust us to provide legally-sound medical witness services, objective and impartial, basing it on our assessment of the most current clinical practice and scientific evidence.
-- Expert Opinion
-- Testimony for Deposition and Trial
-- Case Review
-- Literature Review
-- Report Writing
-- Chart Review
-- Medical Board Complaint Review