I am sorry to hear about everything you have endured. It would encourage you to seek out a lawyer that handles medical maloractice cases as soon as possible. Feel free to call anyone on this site
Quite an awful ordeal. Consult with an experienced medical/dental malpractice attorney ASAP, by using this site or contacting you local bar association.
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What you are going through is terrible, and I am so sorry to hear that this has happened.
If you were in-fact given an overdose of anesthesia you should have a strong case. The only way to determine the strength of your case and possibility of recovery is by contacting a qualified medical malpractice attorney licensed in your state.
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First of all, unfortunately this forum doesn't really function as a jobs bulletin board, so you may not get much in the way of a response to your post. You will have to take the initiative and contact attorneys to find one to represent you. Otherwise, folks often post questions on this forum setting out a set of facts related to a medical procedure or surgery, asking if they can pursue a malpractice case. Unfortunately, a site such as this is really very limited when it comes to any attorney being able to give you a substantive response. Medical malpractice cases are expensive to pursue, difficult to prove and highly technical in nature, since you need experts to establish what the standard of care is and that it was breached in some fashion. You need to have a medical malpractice attorney get the files and have them reviewed by a physician to determine if professional negligence occurred and if you have any recourse. Use the Find a Lawyer tab on Avvo to find one in your area. Best of luck to you...
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Sounds like you have experienced a respiratory arrest caused by an anesthesia error. These are so much more common than people realize. I have handled several. You should have your medical records reviewed by a FLorida law firm such as ours or one you locate on AVVO.
It sounds like you have good cases. You need to contact a lawyer, as AVVO's rules prohibit us from specifically recommending someone. There is a two-year statute of limitations in Florida for these claims. Significant pre-suit work, and then notice needs to be completed before then, or you will not be able to pursue the claim(s).
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As others stated above, you need to consult with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. In Florida there is a 2 year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims and if the injury occurred in August 2012, your quickly running out of time. Best of Luck!
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