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Lidocaine Lawyers in Cleveland

What Is Lidocaine?

Peace Health defines lidocaine as “a local anesthetic (numbing medication)” that “works by blocking nerve signals in your body.” According to MedicineNet, “Lidocaine starts working within 90 seconds and the effects last about 20 minutes.” Injections are given to numb an area before surgery or insertion of a catheter or breathing tube, but they can also be administered as an epidural during labor.

If you were injured after receiving lidocaine, contact The Mellino Law Firm to speak to a lidocaine lawyer in Cleveland. Call us at (440) 276-3535 today.

Lidocaine Side Effects & Emergency Situations

Typical side effects appear as skin afflictions, such as redness, red or purple polka dots, swelling, warmth, and, less typically, bruising or bleeding, per If lidocaine causes a person to faint or stop breathing, or if the drug affects his or her pulse, that patient should go to the emergency room.

Ohio Woman Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After Lidocaine Causes Arrhythmia and Anesthesiologist Neglects to Notice

A patient’s face turned blue after a cyst removal procedure in which lidocaine was administered. A nurse noticed the discoloration; the anesthesiologist did not. According to the September 25, 2014 article, he was looking at an electronic device in his hand. The article did not state whether that device was his cellphone.

Per the patient’s lawsuit, a tourniquet is supposed to prevent lidocaine from escaping “into the systemic circulation. The tourniquet is hooked into the tourniquet machine/generator, which inflates the cuff, monitors the inflation of the cuff, and monitors the duration of the inflation of the cuff. The inflation and deflation of the cuff are controlled by a dial on the generator. If the cuff malfunctions or deflates itself, an alarm sounds.”

But no alarm sounded, and the patient coded, Outpatient Surgery stated. She was resuscitated but suffered cardiac arrest, anoxic brain injury, and was hospitalized for more than three weeks. She now suffers speech and memory problems.

Why Choose The Mellino Law Firm?

First, The Mellino Law Firm does not advertise. Attorneys and satisfied clients send us the majority of our cases. Others find us online.

Second, peers respect Chris Mellino for his ability to dig below the surface to make sure no fact is overlooked. Chris has litigated claims that spanned several years, went to the Ohio Supreme Court, and changed state law. They include Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai Medical Center (1994) and Watkins v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1998). In the latter, he and his previous partner were awarded the largest verdict in the state that year.

Since 2010, The Mellino Law Firm has been the only medical malpractice law firm in Cleveland to be accepted into Primerus, which screens potential members by speaking to judges, other lawyers, bar associations, clients, and insurance carriers about a firm’s integrity, work product, fee structure, education, civility, and community service.

If you have questions about a medical mistake, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation before Ohio’s statute of limitations runs out in your potential claim.

Call (440) 276-3535 or submit an online contact form to speak with a Cleveland lidocaine lawyer at our firm about your case.

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