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Intubation Complication Malpractices

It’s a fact, but oxygen is necessary for the human body. During medical emergencies and surgeries, surgeons, physicians, and anesthesiologists may need to take certain steps to make certain a patient receives oxygen.

Tracheal intubation is normally required. It is a typical measure to save a life that involves placement of a plastic tube into the trachea. This maintains an airway that is open or to provide drugs.

Tracheal intubation, most typically, enables for the safeguard of an airway, providing oxygen to patients who need it desperately. 


A routine procedure in medical centers, tracheal intubation is normally life-saving.

Complications which are life-threatening, however, occur in many procedures of intubation, usually due to intubation complication malpractices.

An attorney can handle your lawsuit for intubation complication malpractices.

The most typical kind of intubation is endotracheal intubation, which is commonly instituted for failure of acute respiratory conditions.

A plastic tube is inserted into the trachea, or windpipe, through the nose or mouth within this procedure.

Typically, the tube is no more than 12” in length.

It is attached to a machine for breathing which applies ventilation of positive pressure.

Endotracheal intubation enables ventilation of the lungs via artificial means, which enables the patient in elimination of carbon dioxide, and continue with appropriate oxygenation.

Negligent or Improper Intubation

An intensive procedure that is very skilled is intubation.

If the healthcare provider administering the procedure doesn’t have much experience, the injury risk factor can drastically increase.

Most failures intubation are direct malpractice errors, while in some cases, there are certainly unique hardships.

Failure to find major landmarks are part of these errors, which include the following: unnecessary intubation delay, failure to find landmarks; failure to assess properly the airway needs of a patient; as opposed to the airway, placing tube in the esophagus; substandard understanding of using a laryngoscope blade; and a lack of understanding about delivery and mechanics of tracheal tube.

For many days without water or food, the human body can survive.

However, oxygen has to be delivered consistently all through the body.

Irreversible damage to the brain and death, without oxygen, can happen instantly.

Typical injuries sustained from negligent intubation entail hypoxia, stroke, and damage to the trachea, lungs, or esophagus.

Vocal cord paralysis and sustained injuries to the mouth and teeth are possible as well.

From negligence, minor sustained injuries can happen, chiefly from a bruised esophagus.

However, cases of intubation complication malpractices in many courtrooms virtually entail invariably a catastrophic injury or fatality.

Individuals do not have to live the rest of their lives as victims. Reliable personal injury attorneys are available to help you if you desire to receive full financial compensation entitled to you. You do not have to do it all alone.

Each and every one of us deserves to live life in dignity, in peace, and in safety. Those who were the cause of intubation complication malpractices shouldn’t have the upper hand.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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