INTUBATION EXPERT WITNESSES

INTUBATION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire INTUBATION Expert Case

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire

…  a history of COPD who developed pneumonia and required intubation. Because the patient was difficult to wean, the attending physician …

Patient Requires Life Support Following Botched Colorectal Surgery INTUBATION Expert Case

This case involves a female patient with a history of Crohn’s disease who underwent a colectomy for excision of a neoplastic polyp. After surgery, her diet was immediately advanced from liquid to a regular soft diet. Several days after the surgery, t …

Inexperienced Paramedic Incorrectly Intubates Patient INTUBATION Expert Case

Inexperienced Paramedic Incorrectly Intubates Patient

This case involves a middle-aged female with a history of diabetes who suffered cardiac arrest in her home. Emergency medical services arrived on the scene within 15 minutes and the decision was made to intubate the patient. The paramedic who int …

Nurse Discontinues Telemetry Order Without Physician Approval INTUBATION Expert Case

This case involves a female patient with COPD who was administered large amounts of tranquilizers. The physician ordered the patient to be placed on telemetry, however, the nurse on call discontinued the order without the doctor’s confirmation. Hours  …

Incorrect Intubation Technique Causes Fatal Complication During Cardiac Surgery INTUBATION Expert Case

…  the anesthesia induction until almost two hours after intubation and didn’t monitor patient’s vital signs during this time. When …  extubated and reintubated the patient, however, the reintubation went into the patient’s esophagus rather than trachea. The patient …

Marathon Participant Suffers Brain Damage Due to Mismanaged Intubation INTUBATION Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman who passed out during a marathon. EMTs responded and intubated the patient before transporting her to a nearby hospital. After arrival at the hospital, it was determined that the patient had been intubated into the es …