Clogged Breathing Tubes in Nursing Homes
A clogged breathing tube can, within minutes, lead to serious distress, brain injury, and even death in an elderly patient. The Illinois nursing home injury attorneys of Steven J. Malman & Associates believe that victims of clogged breathing tubes and other forms of nursing home abuse and neglect deserve adept and proactive legal representation.
Why do some seniors need breathing tubes?
Reasons vary. Some patients require an endotracheal tube following surgery or following a particularly wicked infection. Other patients may no longer be able to breathe without choking; hence, the breathing tube (or a tracheotomy) can be a lifeline. While intubated, a patient may be unable to speak or communicate effectively. This is a very vulnerable position, particularly in the event that the breathing tube gets clogged with mucus or other debris.
Nursing home staff and other caregivers should carefully monitor anyone with a tracheotomy or endotracheal tube for signs of choking, discomfort, distress, or pulmonary problems. Failure to identify these problems and react appropriately can be grounds for legal action against the caregiver and/or the facility.
To explore legal avenues to get compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with injuries sustained due to clogged breathing tubes, look to the Chicago nursing home injury lawyers of Steven J. Malman & Associates. Our rigorous, systematic, and comprehensive approach to personal injury cases has won us the respect of clients and legal peers alike. Please look over www.malmanlaw.com to learn more about Steven, his philosophy, and his process. Call us at any time, 24X7. Don’t worry if you don’t have money to pay upfront for legal services – we provide clients a “zero fee guarantee”. We believe that the contingency payment system simultaneously empowers our clients and inspires our lawyers to work that much harder.
To better serve our clients, Malman Law employs a full time Registered Nurse with over 30 years experience working and operating various nursing homes throughout Chicagoland. Our nurse is dedicated to reviewing all of the nursing home and medical malpractice cases to assist in the prosecution of the cases.