Medical Tubing Errors
Contact this Fort Lauderdale Medical Tubing Error Lawyer if you’ve been injured due to medical malpractice or negligence happening anyplace in the State of Florida. Medical tubing is a type of medical device used to deliver medication or liquids/fluids to certain parts of the body. Medical tubing includes catheters, intravenous (IV) lines, respiratory equipment and feeding tubes.
These devices can be life-saving. However, when misused, they can also cause catastrophic consequences. Medical tubing can be misused in many ways. For example, the wrong type of medical tubing may be used. If medication is meant to be delivered through an IV line but is instead delivered in another type of tubing, catastrophic results can occur.
Additionally, when a patient is supposed to be receiving nutrition through a feeding tube, another type of medical tubing device may accidentally be used. This can also cause catastrophic results. For example, if an IV line is used instead of a feeding tube, then food can be delivered directly to the blood stream (rather than the stomach, where it can be properly absorbed). This can result in a clogged blood vessels and potentially fatal clots.
If a dialysis catheter is used instead of a feeding tube, then food may be delivered to the peritoneal cavity – where it can cause the patient to develop peritonitis (an extremely dangerous condition).
Further, using an IV instead of medical tubing meant for blood pressure control or air compression can cause catastrophic injury or even death. An IV line connects directly to the bloodstream. If oxygen is pumped into the blood stream, then a pulmonary embolism may develop and result in either severe brain damage or death.
Finally, IV medication may be accidentally delivered through a respiratory tube. This may cause tragic suffocation.
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Any of these medical tubing mistakes can be catastrophic. Results may include organ infection, adult respiratory distress syndrome, stroke, heart complications, paralysis, brain damage and even death.
Medical tubing negligence typically occurs due to overworked or over-busy medical staff. For example, nurses who work in hospitals frequently have a million things going on at once. It is easy for a distracted nurse to accidentally use the incorrect type of medical tubing and cause catastrophic consequences.
Nurses in hospitals are typically employed by the hospital in which they work. As a result, if your injuries were caused by a nurse, you should be able to bring a case against the hospital itself. If the hospital where you were injured was a government hospital (i.e., owned by the County, City or State), then you may have your compensation capped at $200,000 under a doctrine called “sovereign immunity.” On the other hand, if the hospital was a private hospital, then your compensation will not be capped.This South Florida Medical Tubing Mistake Attorney/Lawyer Advises Clients in their Darkest Hours
If you’ve been injured as a result of a medical tubing error, then you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, your loss wages/time missed from work and your pain and suffering.
If your loved one has tragically passed away as a result of medical tubing malpractice, then you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice wrongful death case on his or her behalf. In this situation, an estate will have to be set-up on your loved one’s behalf. A personal representative of the estate will be appointed and will serve as the “plaintiff” or person pursuing the lawsuit.
When the case settles or a successful verdict is achieved, the decedent’s “survivors” or “beneficiaries” of the estate will receive the proceeds from the case. However, in a medical malpractice wrongful death case, only certain people will be able to receive compensation. This includes spouses or children 25-years-old or younger.
These people can recover compensation for their pain and suffering and, if they were financially dependent on the decedent, for their loss of financial support.
If you’ve lost a family member due to medical negligence, you only have two-years to file a lawsuit on your loved one’s behalf – so don’t delay.Contact this Broward County Medical Tubing Negligence/Malpractice Law Firm
Mr. Quackenbush always works on a contingency basis, which means that he won’t charge you a dime until your case is finished. So, there is no risk to you.
Call Mr. Quackenbush if you’ve lost a loved one as a result of a car accident occurring anyplace in Florida, including Miami-Dade County, Miami, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, or anyplace in South Florida or around the State of Florida. You can reach Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288, and he will give you a free, no obligation consultation.