Medical Malpractice Law Firm Focused on Successful Results for Almost 40 Years
Intubation is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the windpipe
(trachea). The procedure is used to maintain an open airway and ensure
that a patient receives an adequate oxygen supply in various situations
such as during surgery or illness. A steady supply of oxygen is essential
to prevent brain damage and injury to other vital organs. Such an injury
can result in permanent mental or physical disability. Tracheal intubation
in an emergency setting can prove difficult and consequences of an error
may be grave therefore doctors are expected to have the expertise necessary
before carrying out this important procedure.
A six month study of 208 out-of -hospital intubations (performed by paramedics)
by the Indiana University School of Medicine revealed that over 5% of
those were carried out incorrectly.
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP we have handled hundreds of
medical malpractice legal cases in our almost four decades of medical
malpractice practice. We have a full time nurse paralegal to help uncover
key evidence buried or missing from the medical records. If you or a loved
one were injured due to medical malpractice, or if you have questions
about possible malpractice, contact our firm.
The medical negligence attorneys of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin
LLP have recovered dozens of seven-figure awards following hospital-related
infections and injuries.
Side Effects of Intubation Errors:
- Wrongful death cause by hypoxia/ anoxia
- Permanent brain damage
- Permanent physical disability
- Future need of breathing aids
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
- Lesions to the throat and lingual nerve
- Cyanosis/ Circulatory problems
Patients deserve competent and comprehensive medical care following medical
malpractice. We have a medical malpractice team who exclusively prosecute
medical malpractice cases, and an attorney included on the New York medical malpractice
Super Lawyer list. To arrange a no-charge consultation with an experienced attorney,
contact our office.
If you need medical malpractice legal help in New York, contact an emergency
room errors lawyer at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP. We offer
free initial consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. To
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