Intubation Errors and Medical Malpractice: What You Should Know (Pt. 2)
December 6, 2014
Picking up from where Intubation Errors and Medical Malpractice: What You Should Know (Pt. 1) left off, here, we will continue our discussion regarding intubation errors. While the first part of this blog series focused on pointing out some of the most common types and complications of intubation errors, below, we will examine some of the causes of these mistakes, including medical negligence.
Intubation Errors: The Causes
Although intubation errors can happen at any time, they are most likely to take place when:
- Longer-term intubation is needed (due to, for instance, the severity of patients’ health conditions).
- Tracheotomies have been performed.
- Patients’ mouths or throats are abnormally shaped or are just smaller than normal.
- Medical professionals are inexperienced, improperly trained and/or otherwise negligent.
When Malpractice Contributes to Intubation Errors
When the carelessness, recklessness or negligence of medical professionals leads to intubation errors, the specific forms of this medical malpractice may stem from medical professionals:
- Performing intubations even though they don’t have sufficient experience to safely intubate people
- Not being careful enough when intubating patients
- Not realizing that intubation errors have occurred even though there may be clear signs of patient distress or deteriorating health
- Not promptly treating the complications of intubation errors.
In the event that any type of malpractice or medical negligence contributes to intubation errors, pursuing a malpractice case against the negligent professional (and potentially even the hospital or facility that employs him or her) can be injured people’s best option for obtaining compensation.
Portland Medical Negligence Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
Have your or someone you love been hurt due to intubation errors or any type of medical mistakes? If so, don’t hesitate to contact the highly experienced Portland medical negligence and malpractice lawyers at the Savage Law Firm. For more than three decades, we have been committed to providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal services.
We realize how devastating medical mistakes can be on a physical, psychological and financial level. That’s why our lawyers are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights to both justice and compensation. While this means that our Portland malpractice lawyers will work diligently to help our clients tell their stories in court, it also means that our attorneys and dedicated staff will vigorously stand up to insurers and others outside of the courtroom to ensure that our clients are able to obtain the settlements they deserve.
At the Savage Law Firm, our commitment to meeting the highest professional standards of legal representation motivates us to consistently build our clients the strongest possible cases, be accessible to our clients at every stage of their case and do whatever it takes to help them obtain the best possible outcomes.
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