If you are currently suffering from an intubation malpractice injury, you may have had a mistake performed on you during a surgical procedure with general anesthesia. For example, one serious complication that can arise from an intubation malpractice is that you can develop vocal cord paralysis or VCP. If you have developed VCP after a surgical procedure with general anesthesia, then you are also at risk of other life-challenging issues, such as:3
- Aspiration pneumonia
- Increased risk of death
- Vocal cord paralysis
- Chronic sore throat
- Discomfort in throat
- Larynx injury
- Nerve injury
- Idiopathic VCP
- Decrease in ability to talk
The recovery time for VCP can be two months as an average, but this issue may last longer.3 If you develop other issues or symptoms or have a nerve injury, you may have permanent damage to your vocal cords or other throat issues for a lifetime after the intubation. If this problem has happened to you after a surgical procedure, you may have experienced an intubation malpractice scenario. Our legal team can talk to you about this situation, and you can initiate a lawsuit based on the merits of your specific claim. You can call us to review your claim with our legal team at the DTLA Law Group right now.
Intubation May Not Be Appropriate with Some Surgical Procedures and Can Increase the Risk of Complications
If you have had certain medical problems, the risk of a tracheal intubation can make those medical issues worse with the intubation procedure. For example, if you have had a traumatic brain injury or TBI, the risk of developing hypoxemia and hypotension may be raised with the use of intubation procedures.2 Sometimes a person with a TBI who is intubated may increase the level of pressure in the brain, or cause other complications for the patient in these scenarios. The use of intubation with a TBI can increase the risk of death as well, in some cases.
“Help, My Emergency Tracheal Intubation Failed on the First Attempt and Created Complications, What Do I Do Now?”
If you were intubated with a tracheal intubation that failed on the first attempt, you can develop severe and life-threatening complications. The complications that can develop include: severe hypoxemia and cardiac arrest, as well as death. If the clinical staff used a tracheal tube introducer or “bougie” it can help the healthcare professionals to have a successful intubation, but may also cause other complications to you as well.1 The use of an endotracheal tube with a stylet or a bougie may not significantly increase the likelihood of a successful intubation on the first attempt.1 This means that in a crisis or emergency where you require intubation to live and the medical staff can’t “get it in,” you could have a high risk of severe hypoxemia, cardiac arrest or even death as a result of this type of incompetence. There may be a risk that you have experienced intubation malpractice if this scenario has happened to you in a medical or hospital setting. If that is the case, you will want to call us immediately at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879 to get the legal advice and representation you need in this situation.
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Can I Sue for Intubation Malpractice?
Yes, we can sue for an intubation malpractice injury. We understand that you may still be under a doctor’s care, and that you may require additional surgical procedures in the future. We will consider the extent of your injuries and complications, when we review your personal injury claim for settlement. You can call us today to talk to our Los Angeles case lawyers. We can file a lawsuit for you on your behalf, related to your intubation malpractice personal injuries. Just call us today at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879 right now. We can review your claim for free, and our case attorneys in Los Angeles can sue the at-fault parties for your personal injuries, pain and suffering and losses related to your claim.
Average Case Value of Intubation Malpractice
The average case value can range from $300,000 to over $3 million, depending on the specifics of your intubation malpractice claim.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
Depending on the review of your claim and gathering of information related to the case, the time to settle can vary. It can take upwards of 5-7 months to settle this type of medical malpractice claim.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years. The statute of limitations in California for harassment and discrimination lawsuit filing is one year, with a two year timeframe to file for wrongful termination.
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1Gravesteijn, B. Y., Sewalt, C. A., Nieboer, D., Menon, D. K., Maas, A., Lecky, F., Klimek, M., Lingsma, H. F., & CENTER-TBI collaborators (2020). Tracheal intubation in traumatic brain injury: a multicentre prospective observational study. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 125(4), 505–517. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2020.05.067
3Lim, S., Kim, D. C., Cho, K., Kim, M. H., Moon, S., Cho, H., & Ki, S. (2020). Vocal cord paralysis following general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation: a clinical review on 43 cases. Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 15(2), 226–232. https://doi.org/10.17085/apm.2020.15.2.226