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Medical Malpractice

How Intubation Leads To Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice includes any act of negligence or error that results in injury. This can happen during a doctor’s appointment, at the pharmacy or even during surgery. One of the most serious forms of medical malpractice is anesthesia or intubation error. Either of these can cause devastating harm or death.


When you are placed under anesthesia for surgery, you are given assistance in breathing by way of intubation. During this process, a long tube is inserted in the airway and the free end is connected to a ventilator. This allows for the flow of oxygen into the lungs and rest of the body. When intubation is not performed correctly, seriously injury can occur.

Intubation Error

The most common error during intubation is the failure to insert the tube correctly. When anesthesiologists make errors in the way the tube is inserted, the airway can be cut or oxygen may not be delivered properly. These types of errors can lead to nerve damage, improper oxygen levels and/or death.

Sore Throat

It is normal to have a sore throat when you wake up from surgery and days after. Simply having a sore throat is not grounds for a medical malpractice case. If, on the other hand, you suffer a more serious injury, you may be able to seek compensation for that injury.

If you believe that you sustained an injury during intubation, seek the assistance of a medical professional. A professional diagnosis of your injury can be used as evidence in your case.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of an intubation error, you may have a case for medical malpractice in Charleston. Our experienced team of attorneys can review the details of your case and advise you of the options available to you. Call now for assistance or browse our website to learn more about our firm.

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