TRACHEOSTOMY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire TRACHEOSTOMY Expert Case

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire

…  was difficult to wean, the attending physician ordered a tracheostomy. During the procedure, there was an electrocautery-ignited …

Nurse Practitioner Fails To Adequately Attend Tracheostomy Patient TRACHEOSTOMY Expert Case

…  case involves an elderly female patient who had a tracheostomy tube placed following a neck surgery. The patient was transferred …  the facility, a floor nurse suspected that the patient’s tracheostomy tube had become displaced. In spite of this suspicion, no X-rays …

Surgical Resident Performs Unsuccessful Emergent Tracheotomy TRACHEOSTOMY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who presented to the hospital with a seizure. The patient developed an allergic reaction to the blood pressure medication he was given during his ED course and his airway began to swell uncontrollably. …

Poorly Placed Tracheostomy Tube Causes Patient Death TRACHEOSTOMY Expert Case

Poorly Placed Tracheostomy Tube Causes Patient Death

…  in a severe car accident and needed to be placed on a tracheostomy tube. After a day of being on the tracheostomy tube, the respiratory therapist noticed his oxygen saturation …

Legal Nurse Consultant Opines on Patient’s Damaged Voice Box From Endotracheal Tube TRACHEOSTOMY Expert Case

…  patient later had trouble breathing the doctor ordered a tracheostomy. When the patient’s condition improved, she was discharged from …  difficulty breathing and she had to undergo another tracheostomy. This caused her to have difficulty speaking and she later was …

Legal Nurse Consultant Discusses Child’s Brain Damage After Tracheostomy TRACHEOSTOMY Expert Case

…  heart and lung abnormalities. The child underwent a tracheostomy to repair his breathing and also underwent surgery to repair his …  child’s doctor ordered that nursing staff suction his tracheostomy tube every two hours and as needed. The nurse on duty did not …