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Serious medical situations sometimes require patients to receive some kind of a ventilation procedure to heal or survive. Patients needing this type of assistance to breathe are often intubated, a procedure performed by a medical professional. During intubation, the medical staff inserts a long tube into a patient's airway and then connects it to a ventilator. Intubation can lead to dangerous complications where even the slightest error can result in serious, life-threatening, and long-term complications.
If you suspect an injury is the result of carelessness or negligence by medical professionals, the intubation malpractice lawyers with Janet, Janet & Suggs can evaluate your case to determine if any negligence or medical error occurred. With decades of combined legal and medical experience, our medical malpractice law firm has recovered hundreds of millions for families harmed due to medical negligence and malpractice.
What to Know About Intubation Malpractice Cases
During medical emergencies and surgeries, anesthesiologists, doctors, nurse anesthetists, and surgeons may need to take steps to ensure their patients can continue to receive oxygen. This typically requires intubation. While a routine procedure, intubating a patient is a complex procedure. Life-threatening complications can occur due to the negligence or malpractice of medical professionals performing or assisting with the intubation of a patient.
What Is Improper or Negligent Intubation?
Intubation is an extremely intensive procedure. If the medical professional performing the procedure has minimal experience, the chance of injury dramatically increases. While unique challenges do happen in some cases, the majority of intubation failures are simply medical malpractice errors. These errors can include:
- Failure to adequately assess a patient's airway needs
- Unnecessary delays in intubation
- Failure to find landmarks
- Placing intubation tube in the esophagus instead of the airway
- Poor understanding of the usage of laryngoscope blades
- Poor knowledge of tracheal tube delivery and mechanics
- Disconnection or dislodgement of the tracheal tube
What Are Intubation Injuries?
The human body can survive for several days without water or food. However, the body constantly needs oxygen. Without oxygen, irreversible brain damage or death can happen quickly. Common injuries resulting from negligent intubation include:
- Damage to the trachea, lungs, or esophagus
- Vocal cord paralysis
- Injuries to the mouth or teeth
- Bruised esophagus
- Brain injury
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Intubation Malpractice?
Lack of communication between medical professionals or failing to follow the guidelines for emergency airway management can result in injury. One of the most common injuries is a failure to evaluate a patient's anatomical features, ensuring intubation won't result in complications.
In hospital settings, the blame for intubation malpractice often rests with anesthesiologists. However, in emergencies, EMTs, nurses, surgeons, and doctors may be required to perform the intubation process and therefore could be responsible for injuries incurred as a result. Determining who's ultimately responsible for the injury or death, along with the relative apportionment of liability depends on the specific facts of the case. It's not uncommon for more than one medical professional to be responsible.
How an Intubation Malpractice Lawyer Can Help With Your Case
Managing medical issues resulting from intubation complications can cost families tens of millions of dollars over a lifetime. Working with a reputable medical malpractice law firm can help ensure you recover the compensation necessary for your loved one's future.
The attorneys of JJS have years of experience handling intubation malpractice cases. Settlements and verdicts from cases we've won have provided financial compensation allowing our clients to care for their loved ones for the rest of their lives.
Meet the Janet, Janet & Suggs’ Medical Malpractice Team
Howard Janet has uncovered medical mistakes that other lawyers have missed and represented clients throughout much of the country, recovering record-breaking results. He has authored multiple books, including Navigating a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases as lead author and Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs—Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth, which he co-authored with Dr. Giles Manley.
Ken Suggs served as president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as the American Association for Justice), the leading national plaintiff’s bar association, and has been a relentless advocate for his clients for over 40 years.
Dr. Giles Manley is a board-certified physician who practiced medicine for 20 years before becoming a medical malpractice attorney. He has won a number of seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients, combining his medical knowledge and legal experience to secure monumental victories for his clients.
Gerald Jowers represents patients who have been harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, recovering extraordinary results for clients and their families at the settlement table and in the courtroom.
Locations We Serve
As a medical malpractice law firm serving various states throughout the country, our intubation malpractice lawyers are familiar with the unique regulations and law specific to each jurisdiction we practice in.
JJS maintains offices in more than ten states, including Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC. We can also seek court approval for permission to practice in other states.
Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs for Your Intubation Malpractice Case?
JJS is committed to putting the best interests of our clients first throughout each step of the legal process. In our 40-year history, the intubation malpractice lawyers at JJS have recovered significant financial settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Our nationally recognized attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients. We believe every case, regardless of size, deserves the same level of attention and resources. We want to see our clients get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Our legal services are provided on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid for our legal services once a settlement or verdict is recovered on our client's behalf.
Who Your Family Brings to the Fight Matters
- Janet, Janet & Suggs (JJS) has been maximizing compensation for clients in need for over 40 years in medical malpractice and other serious cases. We’ve won hard-fought battles in virtually every kind of catastrophic medical malpractice injury case you can imagine.
- JJS has recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for our medical malpractice clients from some of the country’s toughest defendants, including the US government.
- JJS lawyers have authored numerous articles and have been the lead or sole author of multiple books about medical malpractice. Our lawyers are frequently called upon by trial lawyer associations to educate other lawyers about how to represent patients most effectively in medical malpractice cases. Books include Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases and Navigating a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, both published by Thomson Reuters, as well as Patient’s Rights and Doctor’s Wrongs: Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth.
If you or a loved one have been harmed due to the negligence or medical malpractice of another, the intubation malpractice lawyers with JJS can help. Complete our contact form to have our team evaluate your case and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.