Clogged Breathing Tubes: Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Many nursing homes promote themselves as being able to care for residents who require tracheostomy tubes or ventilators to breathe. These residents often need some of the most complicated and significant care in the nursing home setting. As such, it is important that there is sufficient staff at the nursing home to properly monitor these patients and that the staff at the nursing home is adequately trained.

Problems can occur when residents are not frequently or appropriately suctioned, causing buildup in the breathing tube which does not allow the resident to receive sufficient oxygen. Other issues can occur when breathing tubes become dislodged and staff is unable to timely reinsert them. If this happens, the consequences can be fatal.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury related to a clogged breathing tube in an Illinois nursing home or hospital, you deserve to know about your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation.

At Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, we help nursing home residents and loved ones take the proper legal steps after experiencing nursing home abuse or neglect. To schedule a free consultation to discuss what has happened to you, please call us at 847-640-1676 or complete our online contact form.